What is a Sequence?
Sequence is a series of steps to control how a specific type of
responds to incoming requests. Each types of servers, such as RestServer,
GraphQLServer, GRPCServer, and WebSocketServer, will have its own flavor of
sequence. The sequence represents the pipeline for inbound connections.
The contract of a
Sequence is simple: it must produce a response for a
request. The signature will vary by server types.
Each server type has a default sequence. It’s also possible to create your own
Sequence to have full control over how your
Server instances handle requests
For now, we focus on
Sequence for REST Servers, which has two flavors.
Middleware-based sequence for REST Server
The middleware-based sequence is introduced by @loopback/rest v6.0.0. It consists of groups of cascading middleware that allow better extensibility and composability. Newly generated LoopBack applications use this approach by default.
Action-based sequence for REST Server
The action-based sequence is the default
implementation for @loopback/rest version 5.x or below. The sequence is a
generated class that contains hard-coded actions in the
handle method and can
be modified by application developers to extend or customize the steps. It is
supported for backward compatibility and will be deprecated and removed in