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:
- Authentication: released
- Authorization: experimental feature which provides basic support for authorization.
- Inclusion of Related Models: query data over relations with
- Creating REST API from Model Classes: the proposed design to allow users create REST API with less code.
- Importing LoopBack 3 Models: migrate your LB3 applications to LB4 with command
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.
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.
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:
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.
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