StrongLoop is excited to announce that GoDaddy has selected its solutions to assist in developing both public and private APIs using Node.js. The new GoDaddy API’s make it easier for its business partners to buy and sell domains and associated GoDaddy products. This popular program represents a growing revenue stream for GoDaddy, and is critically important to GoDaddy’s Internet of Things enablement strategy.
LoopBack framework powers GoDaddy’s public reseller APIs, helping them increase partner satisfaction and revenue opportunities!
GoDaddy’s previous API was based on an outdated protocol. The company needed a modern solution to ease adoption of their APIs for resellers. StrongLoop’s LoopBack framework was the best choice given the ease to connect to services of any type (including SQL Servers), and its strong node.js-based architecture. The partnership between the companies delivers a platform with easy to use REST-based APIs. In addition, GoDaddy’s developers were able to quickly make important contributions back to the Loopback open source project during the course of development to help speed the delivery of a more complete solution. This is another example of GoDaddy’s new technical strategy: embracing the latest technologies while heavily investing in open source communities, such as OpenStack and Spree.
“We are excited to be collaborating with StrongLoop on our Reseller API,” said Elissa Murphy, Chief Technology Officer at GoDaddy. “Co-developing a solution with StrongLoop has allowed us to accelerate the delivery of solutions to our reseller partners and drive revenue growth for them. Our external API is an incredibly important aspect of our overall technical strategy.”
LoopBack is an open source framework maintained by StrongLoop that enables you to quickly compose scalable APIs in Node, runs on top of the Express web framework and conforms to the Swagger 2.0 API specification.
The APIs GoDaddy developed all use the LoopBack framework as a proxy over existing services and provides a consistent, modern REST-based API for resellers and other GoDaddy partners. The other features of Loopback such as throttling, authentication and analytics all made it the best choice for enabling the next generation of GoDaddy APIs.
“The new technical management at GoDaddy has redefined the company and they have been a fantastic partner,” said Juan Carlos Soto, StrongLoop CEO. “Within a very short time frame they were able to realize the transformative powers of Node to help them make the most of the API economy. And, with their important open source code contributions based on real-world deployment needs, the entire LoopBack community benefits.”
Announcing StrongLoop Process Manager
StrongLoop also recently announced the immediate availability of process management capabilities in StrongLoop Arc. Industry first features include multi-machine, multi-process deployment and cluster control, along with ngnix load-balancing support. StrongLoop Arc is a unified graphical suite for accessing and managing StrongLoop features across the complete API lifecycle including composition, build and deploy, and monitoring.
To learn more about how StrongLoop is helping companies succeed with Node powered APIs, please visit: http://strongloop.com/node-js/testimonials/