Meetup - Quickly Build APIs with Existing Services and Data Using LoopBack!

by Dave Whiteley - Jan 16, 2019

The Toronto Cloud Integration Meetup is hosting an event on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The subject is near and dear to our hearts: “Quickly Build APIs with Existing Services and Data Using LoopBack!” If you are in town, we’d love to meet you as we cover this topic.

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LoopBack 4 December 2018 Milestone Update

by Janny Hou - Jan 9, 2019

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and warmly welcomed 2019. This past December was a short month due to the vacation days, but we were still able to complete several fixes and take off in our next focused epics like authentication and building a JavaScript LoopBack 4 application. You can read more about our progress below.

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In the Loop - January 2019

by Dave Whiteley - Jan 3, 2019

Happy 2019! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. We’re happy to welcome you back with “In the Loop”! Here’s a rundown of the past month’s interesting news, updates or opinions for Node.js, OpenAPI Spec, Microgateway, LoopBack and other open source solutions. We list them in no particular order, and any opinions expressed in the linked posts do not necessarily reflect those of the StrongLoop or IBM team.

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LoopBack 2018 Year in Review

by Dave Whiteley - Dec 19, 2018

For the past twelve months the LoopBack team has been working hard on the future of LoopBack and LoopBack 4. As we wrap up 2018 with this last post of the year, we invite you to join us as we take a look back at the many developments throughout the year.

LoopBack 2018 Year in Review

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Simplify Your Database Migrations Using LoopBack 4

by Miroslav Bajtoš - Dec 12, 2018

As applications evolve and developers add new features, the structure of the backing database evolves as well. In LoopBack 3, we provided JavaScript API for automatic migration of database schemas. Recently, we improved LoopBack 4 to leverage these APIs and provide an easy-to-use database migration tool available from the command-line.

For example, when the developer adds a new property to a model, they also need to define a new column in their SQL database schema. NoSQL databases like Cloudant and MongoDB don’t require schema, but still require developers to define indices to speed up frequent queries.

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