The LoopBack team was delighted to be part of the Node+JS Interactive conference, which happened from October 10-12 in Vancouver. We were busy at the conference, during which we:
Announced the release of LoopBack 4 GA during the keynote from Chris Bailey.
Connected with people during numerous great discussions at the IBM Booth.
There were a few questions about LoopBack that we heard from multiple attendees. Let us share some commonly asked questions we received during the conference.
Q: What is LoopBack?
A: LoopBack is a an open source Node.js API framework. Continuing as a leading API creation framework with out-of-box integration with 20+ databases and services, LoopBack 4 is a rewrite in TypeScript from ground up based on LoopBack 3.
- It has a brand new core which makes this framework simpler to use and easier to extend than ever.
- It supports OpenAPI for comprehensive bottom-up and top-down REST API experience.
- It enables instant GraphQL endpoints from REST APIs.
Q: I missed the LoopBack workshop. Can I find the lab instructions somewhere?
A: Of course! You can find the tutorial here: https://developer.ibm.com/tutorials/create-rest-apis-minutes-with-loopback-4/.
Q: Can I use LoopBack to talk to other third-party services?
Q: I heard that LoopBack has GraphQL support. Can you tell me more about it?
Q: What if I missed the talk on building Node.js application at scale?
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