What’s the vision behind LoopBack 4?
- Make it even easier to build apps that require complex integrations
- Enabling an ecosystem of extensions
- Small, fast, flexible, powerful core
- Suitable for small and large teams
- Minimally opinionated, enforce your team’s opinions instead
What’s the timeline for LoopBack 4?
See Upcoming releases.
When can we see a demo?
What features are planned ?
- 100% promise-based APIs and async and await as first-class keywords.
- Better extensibility, ability to override any aspect of the framework (for example, no more built-in User - model pain, easily replace parts of ACL with your own).
- Define APIs / remote methods with OpenAPI (Swagger).
- Organize business and other logic into controllers with their own opinionated API or generate an PersistedModel style API.
- Better routing performance
- React SDK
- Create GraphQL based APIs
- GraphQL => juggler integration
- Advanced declarative caching support
- New DSL for defining APIs / Models
- Completely new tooling w/ Visual Studio Code integration
- More at Feature proposals
Add your feature requests at loopback-next/issues/new.
- Improved developer productivity and scalability. Our customers need a framework that scales to dozens and even hundreds of developers. This scalability is the reason TypeScript exists and is gaining traction.
- Unified tooling. TypeScript developers all use the same IDE: Visual Studio Code. The LoopBack ecosystem could someday be filled with useful best practices around that IDE and even great developer plugins. Right now that effort is split between various editors and basically non-existent.
TypeScript’s support for static analysis makes more robust tooling possible and is the foundation for its scalability. The ability to easily refactor code without the common human-introduced errors. Dev and Compile time checking. For example, most people don’t have the same expertise and time we do to setup complex linting solutions (for example, a linting config that works across many projects).
For more details, see the lengthy discussion in #6.
Some of the examples use ES6 syntax. We encourage you to get familiar with ES6 constructs such as arrow functions, classes, template literals, let, and const statements.