Here’s this week’s recap of the Node.js related blogs we posted last week…
When we released the
strongloop API Server package last week, we worked hard on making the installation simple and repeatable. One of the neat ways we packaged our tooling was using peer-dependencies. Or so we thought!
it resulted in a morass of peer-dependency issues. The solution did not work for all cases. In particular:
- npm doesn’t have a mechanism to update peer dependencies
- there are conflicts of interest related to versions
- post-install scripts get in the way.
Some of these issues you’ve reported caused us to re-think the approach and we iterated quickly to release this next version of
strongloop. This blog shares a bit of the reasoning behind our original approach and explains how we modified it to work better.
In this article we are going to do a quick introduction to Node.js and LoopBack for Ruby on Rails minded developers. What’s LoopBack? It’s an open source framework for easily developing APIs in Node and getting them connected to databases like MongoDB, MySQL, Oracle and SQL Server. We’ll cover installing Node, the StrongLoop CLI, look at an example LoopBack application plus how to start out on your own. All the while drawing parallels between Node and Rails commands.
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- What’s in the upcoming Node v0.12 release? Big performance optimizations, read Ben Noordhuis’ blog to learn more.
- Ready to develop APIs in Node.js and get them connected to your data? Check out the Node.js LoopBack framework. We’ve made it easy to get started either locally or on your favorite cloud, with a simple npm install.
- Need training and certification for Node? Learn more about both the private and open options StrongLoop offers.