Use command-line tools (either the LoopBack CLI
lb, IBM API Connect v5 developer toolkit
apic or StrongLoop legacy tool
slc) to create and scaffold applications. Scaffolding simply means generating the basic code for your application. You can then extend and modify the code as desired for your specific needs.
The command-line tools provide an Application generator to create a new LoopBack application and a number of sub-generators to scaffold an application, as described in the following table.
The commands are listed below roughly in the order that you would use them.
| ||Application generator||Create a new LoopBack application.|
| ||Bluemix configuration generator||Add Bluemix deployment artifacts to a LoopBack application.|
| ||Data source generator||Add a new data source to a LoopBack application.|
| ||Model generator||Add a new model to a LoopBack application.|
| ||Property generator||Add a new property to an existing model.|
| ||ACL generator||Add a new access control list (ACL) entry to the LoopBack application.|
| ||Relation generator||Add a new model relationship.|
| ||Remote method generator||Add a new remote method..|
| ||Middleware generator||Add a new middleware configuration.|
| ||Boot script generator||Add a new boot scripts.|
| ||API definition generator||Export Swagger API definition.|
| ||Swagger generator||Generates a fully-functional application that provides APIs conforming to the Swagger 2.0 specification.|
||Refresh definitions command||Generate a product and an OpenAPI (Swagger) definition|
||SOAP generator||Generate application artifacts based on WSDL file.|