The past month was busy for the engineering teams here at StrongLoop! We put a lot of content out every week and appreciate that it can be tough to stay on top of it all. So, to make it easy we’ve compiled this quick recap to catch you up on what’s new.
Updates to the slc Command Line Interface
The slc command-line tool now provides an update command to update itself and all its peer dependencies. This helps to avoid troublesome peer dependency errors when updating. See “Updating to the latest version” for details.
The slc run command has been enhanced to:
- Automatically enable StrongOps profiling if the application has been registered using slc strongops.
- Optionally use clustering with the –cluster option, or when NODE_ENV is “production”.
- Optionally run a Node application as a daemon (a background process) using the –detach option.
- Optionally direct the output of a detached daemon to a file.
- Optionally write a PID file with the master process ID, useful to send signals to a detached process from system startup scripts used by init or upstart.
This SDK is a set of tools that makes it easy to connect an AngularJS front-end to a LoopBack back-end application over a REST API. LoopBack is an open-source framework built on top of Express, optimized for mobile and web. LoopBack makes it easy to:
- Connect to multiple data sources including Oracle, MySQL, and MongoDB
- Write business logic in Node.js
- Glue on top of your existing services and data
Updated memory connector for StrongOps
The built-in memory connector enables you to test your application without connecting to an actual persistent data source, such as a database. Although the memory connector is very well tested it is not suitable for production. The memory connector supports:
- Standard query and CRUD operations so you can test models against an in-memory data source.
- Geo-filtering when using the find() operation with an attached model. See GeoPoint API for more information on geo-filtering.
Ready to start monitoring event loops, manage Node clusters and chase down memory leaks? We’ve made it easy to get started with StrongOps 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.
- Watch Bert Belder’s comprehensive video presentation on all the new upcoming features in v0.12
- Ready to develop APIs in Node.js and get them connected to your data? We’ve made it easy to get started either locally or on your favorite cloud, with a simple npm install.