Ted’s blog covers a lot of ground:
The differences between StrongLoop, LoopBack and API Connect
As Ted explains, “As a newcomer to LoopBack, one of your first challenges will be figuring out what to call the technology you’re using. LoopBack was a standalone entity owned by a company called StrongLoop (which was also the name of its paid service offering), until the company was acquired by IBM® in 2015. Since that time, the LoopBack team released a 3.0 version, and starting with this version it’s consolidating the terms and names under the IBM banner with IBM API Connect™.”
How to install and set up LoopBack
Creating your first LoopBack API
“You can use apic to kick off the server process,” Ted explains, “or you can let npm launch it. Go to the hello directory (the parent to the client, common, and server subdirectories), where the package.json file resides. There, you’ll issue either the apic start or npm start command; either one will fire up the server to start listening for incoming requests.”
LoopBack and API Connect
Finally, Ted runs through how you can move from LoopBack to use API Connect and its dashboard.
While we have given highlights above, the full post gives a mucvh more in-depth look at each of these topics. Get the low-down on all of this here.