Calling for Contributors on LoopBack Extensions

by Diana Lau - Oct 19, 2017

One of the objectives of LoopBack 4 is to promote extensibility to grow the ecosystem. Some of the popular extensions voted by the LoopBack community are authorization support, support of other protocols (e.g. gRPC, MQTT) and other API styles (e.g. GraphQL, XML). As we’re wrapping up on the LoopBack4 Core Beta release, we’d like to call for your contribution to develop extensions with us.

How it works

Tell us

Let us know which extension you’d like to build by signing up in this GitHub issue. Here is the wish list voted by the community: #512.


Node Interactive 2017 Wrap-Up

by Dave Whiteley - Oct 17, 2017

Node Interactive has wrapped up for another year, and the 2017 event was another success. Held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the event ran from October 4-6, 2017. IBM was Platinum Sponsor for this event, and we are all proud to have been involved.

Vancouver’s fantastic scenery and pleasant weather provided a lot of competition to last year’s host city of Austin, Texas. But as amazing as the scenery was, the attendees were there to learn more about Node.js - and there was a lot for them to digest! We don’t have space to give all the keynotes and sessions justice, so we’ll share some highlights below.


IBM and StrongLoop Are Going to APIStrat

by Dave Whiteley - Oct 12, 2017

APIStrat takes place October 31 through to November 2nd in Portland, Oregon and is hosted by the Open API Initiative and The Linux Foundation. IBM is excited to be a Platinum Sponsor, and we’re looking forward to engaging with you. IBM continues to build our partnership with the Open API community, enhancing and growing our integrations and exploring new opportunities for development.


Let's Build a Band App with LoopBack - UI and Wrap-Up (part 8 of 8)

by Joe Sepi - Sep 26, 2017

In this series, we are working through building an application to support the needs of DIY bands. We’ll start out solving some basic problems and move into more complex ground, eventually transforming the application into a platform that others can use and build upon.

Accompanying this series is a corresponding workshop as well as a code repository.

Previously on Let’s build a band app!

In the previous episode, we setup a toolchain to always build and deploy our code whenever we merge changes to the master branch of our upstream repository. It is a good practice to automate any repetitive tasks and this is a perfect example. We can now focus on continuing to build our band app.

In this episode

In this episode, we are going to quickly build out another API endpoint, configure our LoopBack server to be more than just an API server so that we can serve our UI as well, and we will put together some simple HTML to show our APIs in action.


Building a Vue.js Application with LoopBack - an Example

by Raymond Camden - Sep 19, 2017

I recently had a conversation with a follower on Twitter about how Vue.js and LoopBack could work together. Because of how LoopBack works, this is almost a non-issue. By creating a simple REST-based API, there’s nothing “special” about using Vue.js with LoopBack, just as there wouldn’t be anything special if you used React or Angular. That being said, I still thought it would be nice to give a quick demonstration on how a Vue.js application could be built with LoopBack as the back end.