Here’s this week’s recap of the Node.js related blogs we posted last week…
SAN MATEO, California – July 22, 2014 – StrongLoop, the leading provider of solutions for Node.js, today announced the immediate availability of the StrongLoop API Server which makes it easy for developers to rapidly develop, deploy, secure and scale REST APIs written in Node.
The StrongLoop API Server is a set of components that work together to quickly take your API project from development to production. Features include:
- LoopBack 2.0: An open source framework for quickly creating APIs with Node. LoopBack includes client SDKs.
- mobile Backend-as-a-Service: An mBaaS to provide mobile services like push, offline-sync, geopoint and social login either on-premise or in the cloud.
- Connectors: Connectivity for Node apps leveraging over ten supported data sources including Oracle, SQL Server, MongoDB and SOAP.
- Controller: Automated DevOps for Node apps including profiling, clustering, process management and log management capabilities.
- Monitoring: A hosted or on-premise graphical console for monitoring resource utilization, response times and function tracing with the ability to send metrics to existing monitoring tools.
For an in-depth walk through of the StrongLoop API Server, watch this video with StrongLoop CTO, Al Tsang.
Wow! It’s been almost nine months from the time we launched LoopBack . Since the initial release back in September we’ve added a ton of cool features:
- push notification service integration
- storage service integration
- enhancements to the User prebuilt model
- security access control lists
- BACN – a reference implementation for building hybrid mobile apps with Bootstrap, Angular, Cordova (PhoneGap) and Node
- LoopBack running in a browser through Browserify
- MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, REST, SOAP and ATG connectors
- Offline sync and replication
- Many performance and stability improvements
- Node.js has an event-based programming paradigm
- The web is going to smaller sensor/message-based infrastructure
- In the end, the majority of the problems we are trying to solve still need to be powered by scalable backend architectures as opposed to UI.
Lets analyze each of these in turn and expose the challenges they present. That should shed light on what to look for in a candidate.
Ready to start monitoring event loops, manage Node clusters and chase down memory leaks? We’ve made it easy to get started with monitoring either locally or on your favorite cloud, with a simple npm install.
- 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.