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· 3 min read
Diana Lau

Originally published on strongloop.com

Welcome back to the September edition of the "Community Q&A Monthly Digest", in which we are curating some of the Q&A that we think it might be helpful to you. Thank you for posting your questions and helping your fellow LoopBack users.

The LoopBack Slack community is a platform where LoopBack users are helping each other out. If you haven't joined already, sign up today!

Let's take a look at some of the questions and answers from the community.

· 6 min read
Raymond Feng
Miroslav BajtoŇ°
Diana Lau

Originally published on strongloop.com

Almost two years ago, LoopBack 4 was released and announced at Node+JS Interactive event. Thanks to your support, we now have over 110k downloads per month on npmjs.com and over 3000 GitHub stars on the loopback-next repo. Recently, we created the LoopBack Slack community to provide a platform for the community and us helping each other. We are glad to see an increasing engagement in that front as well!

With the core of the framework maturing and contributions shifting to the LoopBack extensions, we think LoopBack has entered a new stage and it's time to revisit our approach to planning work, delivering features, fixing bugs, and improving documentation.

· 2 min read
Diana Lau

Originally published on strongloop.com

Since the beginning of the LoopBack project, we have been using the Contributor License Agreement (CLA) as the contribution method. Contributors need to sign each CLA for each LoopBack repository they're contributing. To simplify the contribution process and encourage community contributions, we are planning to gradually switch to use Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO) as the contribution method.

· 6 min read
Diana Lau

Originally published on strongloop.com

In the past, we've explored a few options on providing a forum for our users to help each other: Google group, Gitter and GitHub. We are pleased to announce that the LoopBack Slack workspace, https://loopbackio.slack.com/, is available for our users to join. Since Slack is quite commonly used, we thought it would be a good time for us to modernize our tooling for the LoopBack community helping out each other out. Also, the LoopBack core team uses Slack on a daily basis; it is helpful because it allows us to get notifications and communicate efficiently.

There have been lots of great questions and answers. We thought it would be helpful to curate some of the discussions here. Thanks again for submitting the questions and answers!

· 4 min read
Diana Lau
Raymond Feng
Miroslav BajtoŇ°

Originally published on strongloop.com

2019 was surely an exciting and rewarding year for LoopBack. We received the "Best in API Middleware" award from API World, our LB4 downloads on npmjs.com increased more than double compared to the year before. Moreover, we are thrilled to learn that many of you had deployed LoopBack 4 applications in production! In case you missed our 2019 review, make sure you check it out. As 2020 begins, we would like to share with you our high-level goals for this year. Things might change or shift throughout the year, but here is our plan.

· 8 min read
Dave Whiteley

Originally published on strongloop.com

As 2019 draws to a close, we're continuing our annual tradition of celebrating the hard work that the LoopBack team achieved in the past year. As you might expect, developing LoopBack 4 was the main focus, with events, updates and "how to" content adding flavour to the mix. That focus has resulted in a lot of improvements and features for the framework, as well as quality interaction with the LoopBack community.

Grab your seasonal beverage of choice, whether hot or cold, and read on for a trip down 2019 memory lane!

· 3 min read
Dave Whiteley

Originally published on strongloop.com

We're excited to congratulate the LoopBack team for earning the 2019 API Award for the "Best in API Middleware" category. LoopBack is a highly extensible, open source Node.js framework based on Express that enables you to quickly create dynamic end-to-end REST APIs and connect to backend systems such as databases and SOAP or REST services.

The 2019 API Awards celebrate the technical innovation, adoption, and reception in the API & Microservices industries and use by a global developer community. The 2019 API Awards will be presented at the 2019 API Awards Ceremony during the first day of API World 2019 (Oct 8-10, 2019, San Jose Convention Center), the world’s largest API & Microservices conference & expo -- the largest event for the API economy -- in its 8th year, with over 3,500 attendees.

· 4 min read
Diana Lau
Miroslav BajtoŇ°

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

· 2 min read
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.