Join Us at ASC, the API Specifications Conference (the Evolution of APIStrat)

by Dave Whiteley - Sep 18, 2019

(Note: this is an updated post based on content originally written by Darrel Miller. As a member of the OpenAPI Initiative through IBM, the StrongLoop team is proud to see this evolution.)

Over two years ago, the OpenAPI Initiative took over the reins of APIStrat, the API Strategy Conference that the 3Scale team ran the previous seven years. They hosted APIStrat in Portland in 2017 and Nashville the next year, and attendees of both events raved about what they learned, the conversations they had, and the connections they made in the delightfully friendly API community.

Over the years, APIStrat has delivered a huge amount of value to the API community. However, like all great APIs, conferences also need to evolve to ensure longevity. In May, the OpenAPI Initiative announced ASC (the API Specifications Conference) — a new event that embodies its vision for that evolution.


In the Loop - September 11, 2019

by Dave Whiteley - Sep 11, 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.


LoopBack 4 August 2019 Milestone Update

by Janny Hou - Sep 5, 2019

The last month of summer started with exiting news that LoopBack won the “Best in API Middleware award”🎉, which is a great recognition of our team’s achievement and effort. With those efforts in mind, here’s the highlights of what we worked on in August:

  • The implementation of InclusionResolver has made significant progress in the Inclusion epic.
  • A new epic to simplify building REST APIs is started with some pre-work and spike.
  • We contributed a LoopBack stack for Kabanero/Appsody to enable cloud native development experience.
  • The first version of @loopback/authorization was released for users to try.

You can read more to learn the new features in details.


Building an Online Game With LoopBack 4 - Front-end with React (Part 6)

by Wenbo Sun - Aug 28, 2019

Part 6: Front-end with React

In This Episode

Now our project is on IBM Cloud. But you may notice there is not anything that we can actually play with. It’s just some APIs. How can we call it a game without front-end UI?

In this episode, I will build signup, login, and home pages with React.

You can check here for the code from this episode.


Learn at the Next HackerJS Meetup (September 11 at the Hacker Dojo)

by Dave Whiteley - Aug 27, 2019

After taking a break for summer holidays, the HackerJS Meetup is gearing up for its next meeting! If you are near Santa Clara, California and want to share or brush up on your Node and JS skills then we’d love to see you there! Join us Wednesday, September 11 at Santa Clara’s Hacker Dojo.