One of the framework features that attracts application developers is productivity. In Loopback 4 the command line interface plays an important role to achieve it. If you are building a Loopback 4 application that interacts with a database and exposes CRUD operations, your flow might be as follows:
- Create an Application
- Add a Datasource
- Add a Model
- Add a Repository
- Needs a Datasource and a Model
- And finally add a Controller
- Needs a Model and a Repository
We are excited to announce that LoopBack 4 is GA (general availability) and ready for production use. Some of our users have already built applications with LoopBack 4 and now you can do the same too.
We’ve come a long way since LoopBack 4 was announced in April 2017 and the November release of the first Developer Preview release. The open source framework continues to be a leading Node.js API creation platform that empowers developers to create APIs quickly on top of existing backend resources. The LoopBack team rewrote a brand new core from the ground up in TypeScript, providing even better extensibility and flexibility. This latest version is simpler to use and easier to extend.
In addition to LoopBack 4, we would like to point you to another one of our recently announced projects: OASGraph. You can use this tool to expose GraphQL endpoints from your application’s REST APIs without coding.
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General Availability (GA) is approaching! During the last full month before LoopBack 4 GA release, the team focused on finishing the remaining GA stories and fixing known issues discovered internally and from the community to improve the framework’s stability and extensibility. It’s also a time to prepare and plan for our post-GA era. Read more to know the progress of each functional area.
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