Getting Started with Node.js LoopBack Connector for Couchbase


LoopBack is the leading open source, enterprise-ready Node.js framework for helping developers to create APIs integrated with legacy and next gen backends that at the same time enables mobile and micro services architectures.

LoopBack models connect to backend systems like databases via data sources that provide create, read, update and delete (CRUD) functions through the LoopBack Juggler: a modern ORM/ODM. These data sources are backed by connectors that implement connection and data access logic using database drivers or other client APIs. In addition, there are connectors for REST and SOAP APIs, NoSQL, messaging middleware, storage services and more. For example, StrongLoop maintains connectors for:

You may have used one or more of these connectors, but did you know that in addition to these connectors maintained by StrongLoop, there are many community contributed connectors as well?

This tutorial is the first in a series of posts that will help you get started with some of the many user contributed NoSQL connectors for LoopBack. In this series we will cover usage of the connectors for:

This tutorial will cover integrating LoopBack with Couchbase Server using the community contributed loopback-connector-couchbase.



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Gartner Names StrongLoop a 2014 Cool Vendor

San Mateo, CA – May 13, 2014 – – StrongLoop, the leading provider of solutions for Node.js, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has named the company a Cool Vendor in its published report, “Cool Vendors in Application Development, 2014”. StrongLoop is one of five companies named in the report that recognizes vendors that are innovative, impactful and intriguing in a number of technology categories.

Node.js is used to create “front edge” APIs that mobile applications use to connect to backend data. StrongLoop offers an API framework with built-in mobile services such as push and geolocation. These services can be accessed via iOS, Android and HTML5 SDKs with a variety of supported connectors including Oracle, MongoDB and MySQL. StrongLoop also offers the leading DevOps tooling for clustering, monitoring and optimizing Node applications. Read more