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LoopBack enables you to quickly compose scalable APIs, runs on top of the Express web framework and conforms to the Swagger 2.0 specification."

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Loopback review by McCourt C.
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"Easy API Scaffolding for NodeJS"

What do you like best?

Building secure and flexible API's can be very difficult.

Many security issues can creep in and be hard to debug.

Strongloop provides scaffolding for your projects. With the Strongloop Loopback tool you can build you data models and API end points with a few simple commands.

This massively speeds up your workflow and allows you to focus on getting to market.

Being able to generate code that is easy to read and manage allows me to integrate solid security right from the get go. My models just work out of the box, i cant stress enough how cool this product is.

Oh and did i mention it auto documents your API for you!!

And makes it available via a Html page with built int examples and tools for your API users to run tests.

Awesome.

What do you dislike?

Thers not much to dislike about this one.

It would be nice to have some comprehensive data generation tools built in.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read the docs, you will quickly see how good this thing is.

Its so easy to dive into.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are building some backend services for a new cross platform app we have in the pipeline.

And historically we have used Strongloop to provide back end services to our hosted Saas solution.

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Loopback review by Consultant in Telecommunications
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"A breeze to work with"

What do you like best?

- Node.JS based development is a breeze to work with, compared to a JEE environment, especially after having mastered the asynchronous paradigm that Node.JS adheres to.

- Easy to use and powerful abstraction of the underlying data source. I have worked with both MySQL and MongoDB and the productivity boost is amazing, right out of the box. One can have the application RESTful API setup in minutes with little initial effort. A bonus to this is the Strongloop API explorer which gives the developer quick access to all the RESTful endpoints created.

- Authentication / authorisation / user model built-in

- Built on top of Express

What do you dislike?

- Documentation needs a few more example, quite possibly related to edge cases.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you come from the Node.JS world, give it a spin and I believe you will be very glad that you did. Coming to the Node.JS world from a different paradigm (e.g. JEE), you will be greeted with a rather steep learning curve, however the results will eventually justify your effort.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Increased development productivity

- Increased performance and ease of scalability, both horizontal and vertical

What Other Web Frameworks solution do you use?

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Loopback review by User in Computer Software
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"Good for MVP and small applications"

What do you like best?

Pretty slick CLI and easy setup. Runtime REST API generation and Oauth2.0 available out of the box.

What do you dislike?

Scalibility might be an issue. Also, not a very famous product. Hence, talent is not widely available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using for backend REST Api services. Pretty each to use and documentation is good enough.

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