I started hearing terms like “LoopBack connector” and “StrongLoop’s connector development framework” when our business was undergoing a transition to leverage community-driven connector development. This is an essential shift today to integrate with the ever-increasing number of business-critical SaaS applications. Read more
I recently watched an insightful talk from Rob Pike where he shared his experience attending Lang.Next, a conference focusing on new and upcoming trends in programming languages. While there, Rob noticed how many presenters focused on things they were adding to their respective languages. This concerned him because languages were becoming more complex and similar to one another. Read more
There’s no way to know whether
animals is an array, a string, a function, or something else. So how do you make sure that people use variables as they were intended?
The first and most obvious solution is to document all your types. If your program fits in one or two files, you can just check the documentation to determine any given type. But when your application spans dozens or hundreds of files, or the number of developers working on it begins to climb, this solution can quickly lead to a huge mess. When you get to this point, it’s helpful to offload “checking that function signature” to your IDE or text editor.
Compose APIs, Build, Deploy and Monitor Node
Install API Connect
$ npm install -g apiconnect
Create your API Connect project
$ apic loopback
Launch API Designer
$ cd your-project
$ apic edit
API Designer will run on your local browser
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