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Diana Lau

Originally published on strongloop.com

When the LoopBack team released LoopBack 4 GA version last October, they didn't stop to rest on their laurels. The team has been busy enhancing the framework, closing feature parity gaps, and helping community onboard with LoopBack 4.

Since GA, we have been focusing on implementing/enhancing the following major areas:

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Janny Hou

Originally published on strongloop.com

We landed an outstanding number of code contributions in March, making for a very productive month! We merged 63 PRs in total, and 10 out of them are from the community. Cheers!

The team was able to make good progress of the epics we are focusing on, like LB3 to LB4 migration, adding @loopback/context features, JavaScript experience, the authentication system, and describing model properties to be more flexible. Read more to see the details of our achievements in March.

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Yaapa Hage

Originally published on strongloop.com

LoopBack is a popular open source Node.js framework. Its latest version (4) is written in TypeScript, while the older version were written in JavaScript. We chose to write LoopBack 4 to make it more extensible, scalable, and sustainable. TypeScript features made it easy for us to build dependency injection in the framework and leverage it for controllers, models, and other constructs using TypeScript decorators.

We believe that TypeScript is the right move and it will help you and us in the long run. However, some developers are constrained to use plain JavaScript at the moment for various reasons. We didn't want to leave our JavaScript users behind and decided to explore the possibilities of creating a JavaScript interface to LoopBack 4. This blog post is about what we did in that regard and what we will be doing next.

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Diana Lau
Miroslav Bajto拧

Originally published on strongloop.com

This past October, we announced LoopBack 4 GA is ready for production use and updated the Long Term Support (LTS) schedule in our LTS page. Due to popular requests, LoopBack 3 now receives an extended long term support with updated timeline as shown in the table below.

VersionStatusPublishedActive LTS StartMaintenance LTS StartEnd-of-life
LoopBack 4CurrentOct 2018----Apr 2021(minimum)
LoopBack 3Active LTSDec 2016Oct 2018Dec 2019 (revised)Dec 2020 (revised)
LoopBack 2Maintenance LTSJul 2014Dec 2016Oct 2018Apr 2019

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Nora Abdelgadir

Originally published on strongloop.com

It feels like 2019 just started, but we are somehow already in March. February flew by, but while the month was short, the list of things the LoopBack team accomplished in the month was the opposite. In February, we tackled authentication and authorization, spikes on migration from LoopBack 3 to LoopBack 4, preparation for events, and others. You can see the February milestone and see the March milestone to see what we are working on next. Read more to see the details of our progress in February.

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Dave Whiteley

Originally published on strongloop.com

We've provided news, tutorials, and updates on LoopBack for almost as long as the StrongLoop site existed, and continued to do so after IBM acquired StrongLoop in 2015. Recently, IBM created another resource for LoopBack! In addition to accessing news of the open-source Node.js API Framework on this site, you can now also find news, code and more on the official IBM Developer LoopBack page.

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Janny Hou

Originally published on strongloop.com

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and warmly welcomed 2019. This past December was a short month due to the vacation days, but we were still able to complete several fixes and take off in our next focused epics like authentication and building a JavaScript LoopBack 4 application. You can read more about our progress below.