StrongLoop’s Node API platform consists of:
- LoopBack, an open-source Node application framework based on Express.
- StrongLoop Process Manager and related devops tools for Node applications.
Important: StrongLoop Arc and
slc are no longer under active development, and will soon be deprecated. Arc’s features are being included in the IBM API Connect Developer Toolkit.
If you’re new to LoopBack, install the LoopBack CLI tool instead. It supports both LoopBack 2.x and 3.x.
What you’re going to do
Follow the instructions for your operating system:
You’re going to run
npm install -g strongloop, which installs:
- The StrongLoop command-line tool,
slc, for creating LoopBack applications and for running and managing Node applications.
- StrongLoop Arc, a graphical tool suite for the API lifecycle, including tools for building, profiling and monitoring Node apps. NOTE: StrongLoop Arc is deprecated in favor of API Connect API Designer.