Securing Your API with OAuth

APIs can be powerful tools for software developers. You can expose parts of your product to users and partners without having to directly build new functionality. If a third party wants to make an application that scans your database and returns specific results, they can use your API to access your system without pulling away your development resources.

APIs can also be scary security vulnerabilities. Parts of your product may be exposed to virtually anyone who knows your endpoint without your oversight or permission. If someone wants to query a billion hits into your database and take your system down, they can do so without even asking.

How can you take advantage of APIs’ usefulness without exposing yourself to major risk? One way is to manage API access through authorization and authentication. In this blog, we’ll be talking about securing your API with OAuth, the open-source authorization protocol.

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The Future of Node Podcast Series: Node.js Backstory and Its Future

IBM and StrongLoop sponsored Changelog’s The Future of Node Spotlight series at Node Interactive 2016. Adam spoke with event attendees about Node.js and the Node community. In this podcast, Adam discusses Node.js’ backstory and its future.

Changelog is a podcast and digital media company that tells developer-centric stories. They’re hacker to the heart. You may know them best from their popular podcast “The Changelog” – a weekly podcast that covers the technology and people of open source. It’s about the code, the people, and the community.

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What’s New in the Latest LoopBack Release – March 2017

The last LTS releases for LoopBack were a couple of months ago. In January, the team updated loopback-datasource-juggler and strong-remoting.  The team implemented several changes into the open source framework this month as well. Curious about what the changes in the latest LoopBack release? Miroslav Bajtos provided a rundown of what’s new in the latest LoopBack release – 2.38.1 (LTS):

What's New Latest LoopBack Release March 2017
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More StrongLoop & IBM Sessions at IBM InterConnect 2017

IBM InterConnect is in one week! Last week, we shared a rundown of what our StrongLoop evangelist team would be talking about at the event. Now, we’re excited to share more StrongLoop and IBM Sessions at IBM InterConnect 2017. This is by no means a complete list of the InterConnect sessions, so be sure to get an overview of the event with Week at A Glance and use Watson get information on InterConnect sessions.

InterConnect 2017 March 19-23 in Las Vegas, NV

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The Future of Node Podcast Series: Node, IoT, and Robotics

IBM and StrongLoop sponsored Changelog’s The Future of Node Spotlight series at Node Interactive 2016. Adam spoke with event attendees about Node.js and the Node community. In this podcast, Adam discussed Node, IoT and robotics.

Changelog is a podcast and digital media company focused on telling developer-centric stories. They’re hacker to the heart. You may know them best from their popular podcast “The Changelog” – a weekly podcast that covers the technology and people of open source. It’s about the code, the people, and the community.

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