LoopBack 4 2019 Q3 Overview

by Diana Lau , Agnes Lin - Oct 16, 2019

For the past few months, the LoopBack team has been busy improving the framework. Aside from implementation, we also did some investigation to plan out road map for the incoming new features. Here are our main focuses in last quarter:

We have a monthly blog reviewing what we’ve done in each milestone. To stay tuned, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @StrongLoop.

Let’s take a closer look at each of the epic.


What to Expect at ASC, the API Specifications Conference

by Dave Whiteley - Oct 10, 2019

ASC, the API Specifications Conference, takes place next week! More specifically, October 15 - 17 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The event promises opportunities for API practitioners to come together and discuss the evolution of API technology.


Import LoopBack 3 Models into a LoopBack 4 Project

by Miroslav Bajtoš - Oct 8, 2019

It has been almost a year since LoopBack 4.0 GA was announced. Since then, we have been working hard on closing the feature gap between the new and the old versions and looking for ways to simplify migration of projects built on LoopBack 3.

In June, we announced a new feature that allows LoopBack 3 applications to be mounted in LoopBack 4 projects, allowing developers to start writing new features using LoopBack 4 while keeping existing APIs powered by LoopBack 3 (Read more about it in this blog post).

Today, we are happy to announce a preview version of a tool automating migration of models from LoopBack 3 to LoopBack 4:

lb4 import-lb3-models


LoopBack 4 September 2019 Milestone Update

by Agnes Lin - Oct 2, 2019

All the leaves are red and the flowers are fading away. In this season of fruitfulness, the LoopBack team accomplished their planned September milestone goals. Besides delivering code-related contributions, we also addressed the growing number of reported issues from the growing number of users from the GitHub community. I believe that with the effort from our team and the contribution from the community, we are crafting LoopBack to a better framework.

Here are our main focuses from September:

  • Enhancement of Authentication/Authorization
  • Declarative Building of REST APIs
  • Importing of LB3 Model JSON File To LB4 Model Class
  • Inclusion Resolver in Relations

See the September milestone for an overview of what we have worked on, and read on for more details.


In the Loop - September 30, 2019

by Dave Whiteley - Sep 30, 2019

Welcome back to “In the Loop”, in which we list recent 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.