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Janny Hou

Originally published on strongloop.com

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving for those who celebrate it! In November, LoopBack team focused on improving the context module and documentation, as well as bug fixes. The Toronto squad participated in the CASCONxEVOKE conference. Instead of a physical booth, we held a virtual one online. We welcomed @nflaig as the new maintainer of loopback-next.

Read more to know about the highlighted improvements:

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Janny Hou

Originally published on strongloop.com

In October, we were excited to see an increasing number of community contributions as people joined the Hacktoberfest event. This month we had pretty balanced improvements in each area of the framework, including context, health check, OpenAPI specification and documentations. Keep reading to learn about the recently added features!

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Yaapa Hage

Originally published on strongloop.com

We bring another month of new features, fixes, and improvements in documentation and developer experience in LoopBack. Make sure to update your compatible projects with lb4 update if you want to update the underlying libraries to their latest versions.

Also, as part of our long-term effort to encourage more community contributions, we are participating in this year鈥檚 Hacktoberfest. You can read more about the event and participation details at our Hacktoberfest blogpost.

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Janny Hou

Originally published on strongloop.com

Our focus in August is the documentation restructure. The layout of several main sections are reorganized for easier navigation. Another significant improvement is about the request handling. More flexible approaches of adding LoopBack style middleware and express middleware are introduced in @loopback/rest.

We would like to appreciate Agnes Lin's great contributions during her internship. There has been so much fun and pleasure working with her! She will be continue helping us part time. Good luck with your school.

Keep reading to learn about the improved documentation and recently added features!

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Yaapa Hage
Miroslav Bajto拧

Originally published on strongloop.com

Documentation restructuring, TypeORM support, and HasManyThrough were the three main accomplishments in the month of June. Based on the community feedback, documentation improvement remains our number one priority in the coming month. Besides, while welcoming Nathan Chen join as a maintainer of the strong-globalize repo, we said farewell to Deepak.

Here is what we did in the month June:

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Janny Hou

Originally published on strongloop.com

The completion of the migration epic would be the biggest news in May. Now LoopBack 3 users can find the migration guide here. Meanwhile, we have feature contributions and bug fixes happened across all the functional areas.

There are more than 20 community PRs merged in May and we really appreciate every community member's help. We set up community calls every four weeks to keep in touch with our maintainers. See the latest schedule and recording in this story.

Keep reading to learn about what happened in May.

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Deepak Rajamohan

Originally published on strongloop.com

In April, we focused mostly on completing migration activities, like the migration guide and other related tasks like running existing tests in a LoopBack 3 application after composing it within a LoopBack 4 application. But, that didn't stop us from exploring and adding some cool features.

We now have a new Express package, which enables modeling Express middleware functions as an interceptor chain. Also it is possible now to break a complex application into much smaller components and wire them in a main application. You can find more details on thsese below in Exploring new territories.

Also our community has published many LoopBack 4 extensions in NPM. Many of these extensions are addressing a variety of usecases like pub-sub messaging, mqtt, graphql, rate-limiting, authentication, logging, AWS cloud integration, etc. The extensibility of LoopBack in real time use cases are even surprising us and the possibilities seems to be endless.

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Janny Hou

Originally published on strongloop.com

The February in a leap year is quite special and we hope everyone has some memorable stories from that extra day! In the past month, LoopBack team continued to focus on the migration guide epic. In the meantime, we were able to contribute significant PRs across all the functional areas. We are really glad to see the increasing engagement from community members, we appreciate all your code reviews and contributions. Last but not least, we published new major releases for @loopback/* modules as as we dropped Node.js 8 support and introduced a few other breaking changes.

Keep reading to learn about what happened in February!

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Dominique Emond

Originally published on strongloop.com

It's a Leap Year this year, and we continue to make leaps in LoopBack 4.

With New Year's resolutions in mind, we quickly got started on several items.

Check out the sections below for the progress we made in each area:

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Agnes Lin

Originally published on strongloop.com

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Happy New Year! Is the snow dancing outside of your window or is the sunshine bringing warmth and glow to the grass around you? No matter where you are, the LoopBack team is thankful for you being with us through 2019! It means a lot to us that you choose LoopBack for your applications and projects.

We're also excited to have Denny, Douglas, and Rifa as LoopBack maintainers! They've been actively helpful in our community. We appreciate all the contributions and great work. Welcome to the team!

Even though this past December was a short month due to the holidays, the list of the accomplished tasks is not short! Check out the sections below for the progress we made in each area:

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Janny Hou

Originally published on strongloop.com

The LoopBack team greeted November with the CASCONxEVOKE conference in Toronto. CASCONxEVOKE is one of Canada's largest combined academic, research and developer conferences. As its speakers and attendees, we had a booth with posters to advocate LoopBack, and also delivered a workshop about developing extensible LoopBack applications. You can check this blog for more details.

For Q4 achievements, we finished 3 epics this month: Inclusion of related models, Deployment guide in a cloud native environment and Support partitioned database in Cloudant connector, and significantly progressed in the Migration, Authentication & Authorization epics.

Keep reading to learn about the recently added features!

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Dominique Emond

Originally published on strongloop.com

As the cold autumn winds and frost nipped at our heels, the LoopBack team kept warm with generous portions of hot tea and coffee and accomplished their planned October milestone goals.

We focused on the following areas:

  • Inclusion of related models
  • Adding Partitioned Database Support for Cloudant and CouchDB connector
  • Spike on Migration Guide
  • Improvements to Shopping Cart Example
  • CASCON x Evoke 2019 Workshop Preparation
  • Repository Tests for PostgreSQL
  • Generating Controller/Repository from a Model
  • Documentation Improvements
  • Bug fixes / CI fixes

See the October milestone for an overview of what we have worked on, and read on for more details.

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Agnes Lin

Originally published on strongloop.com

All the leaves are red and the flowers are fading away. In this season of fruitfulness, the LoopBack team accomplished their planned September milestone goals. Besides delivering code-related contributions, we also addressed the growing number of reported issues from the growing number of users from the GitHub community. I believe that with the effort from our team and the contribution from the community, we are crafting LoopBack to a better framework.

Here are our main focuses from September:

  • Enhancement of Authentication/Authorization
  • Declarative Building of REST APIs
  • Importing of LB3 Model JSON File To LB4 Model Class
  • Inclusion Resolver in Relations

See the September milestone for an overview of what we have worked on, and read on for more details.

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Janny Hou

Originally published on strongloop.com

The last month of summer started with exiting news that LoopBack won the "Best in API Middleware award"馃帀, which is a great recognition of our team's achievement and effort. With those efforts in mind, here's the highlights of what we worked on in August:

  • The implementation of InclusionResolver has made significant progress in the Inclusion epic.
  • A new epic to simplify building REST APIs is started with some pre-work and spike.
  • We contributed a LoopBack stack for Kabanero/Appsody to enable cloud native development experience.
  • The first version of @loopback/authorization was released for users to try.

You can read more to learn the new features in details.

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Agnes Lin

Originally published on strongloop.com

This July 20th was the 50th anniversary of The Moon Landing and the famous quote, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." This great, memorable event reminds me that every task the LoopBack team finishes will end up enhancing our project. From starting to build new features such as inclusion, to enriching the documentation, we believe that we are making LoopBack better by taking all these small steps!

We finished up 85 story points this month. See the July milestone for an overview of what we have worked on, and read on for more details.

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Nora Abdelgadir

Originally published on strongloop.com

As the temperature gets warmer the LoopBack team is spending this summer releasing hot deliverables. In June we focused on various enhancements such as releasing version 2.0.0 of @loopback/build, replacing strong-docs, and improving @loopback/testlab. We also focused on authentication, inclusion of related models, and other improvements. You can see the June milestone for an overview of what we have worked on, and read on for more details.

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Biniam Admikew

Originally published on strongloop.com

As the weather starts to warm up for summer, the LoopBack team has turned up the heat on the milestone tasks we planned for the month of May and beyond. We worked on areas such as:

  • Improving our documentation pages and API documentation.
  • Giving users unified website experience on loopback.io.
  • Making CI green across connector repositories and being able to test juggler 3.x and 4.x with connectors.
  • Implementation of Interceptors in the LoopBack framework.
  • Authentication extension point, refactoring authentication action, and using the new features in shopping example repository.
  • Inclusion of related models in model relations.
  • Testing out ways to roll out experimental features.

These are just the tip of the iceberg. Read on to find out more on what the LoopBack team accomplished this month.

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Dominique Emond

Originally published on strongloop.com

April was a very productive month for the LoopBack team! We focused on the following areas:

  • Strong referential integrity for relations
  • Model discovery
  • Basic Life Cycle Support
  • Adding more architectural patterns to support extensions
  • Authentication
  • Node 12 is now officially supported by LoopBack 4
  • Exposing LoopBack 3 applications in LoopBack 4 projects

Besides the items above, we landed several additional improvements. Keep reading to learn more details.

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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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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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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.