Introduction to LoopBack Presentation

Earlier today I gave a presentation on LoopBack and StrongLoop. I've embedded the recording below:

I'm not including a link to the slides/demos because they were extremely simple, and you can see the slides in the presentation itself, but obviously if you want it, just ask. During the presentation, there were a few questions that came up that I wanted to address in the blog post.

  • What are the minimum requirements to install LoopBack/StrongLoop?

I'd check the Installing StrongLoop documentation for that. Also the specific doc for Windows and OSX.

In terms of the supported version of Node, both docs say this: "For best results, use the latest LTS (long-term support) release of Node.js."

  • How do you upgrade from earlier versions of LoopBack?

Check the docs: Updating to the latest version

  • Debugging - basically - how?

See my blog entry here: A quick look at debugging Node.js with StrongLoop and Visual Studio Code

  • Relationships - basically - how?

Start with the docs here: Creating model relations. As I mentioned in the presentation, I'm working on a blog post about the topic, but you can find some sample code for it here: https://github.com/cfjedimaster/StrongLoopDemos/tree/master/ormdemo

  • Updates for Angular 2

I was asked if the AngularJS SDK would be updated for Angular 2. Right now - there are no official plans for an update. As I said multiple times in the presentation, you can absolutely use Angular 2, Ionic, jQuery Mobile, Vanilla JS, etc, with LoopBack with no problem at all. This SDK is just an optional utility for working with LoopBack and Angular.

That's it - I hope you enjoy the presentation and let me know what you think in the comments below.

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