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July 29, 2016

Introducing 3 developer extensions for VS Code

Check out these three IBM extensions for the popular code editor, VS Code. They'll help you get the most out of the editor and improve your productivity without massively changing your existing workflows.

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July 11, 2016

Build a smarter supply chain with LoopBack

Bluemix dev advocates are working on a project called Logistics Wizard. It is an end-to-end, smart supply chain management solution that showcases how to execute hybrid cloud, microservices, and predictive data analytics. This post presents the ERP service component, which provides access to the ERP system data, and explains how LoopBack was used to implement this API.

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April 1, 2016

Announcing IBM API Connect on Bluemix

We’re excited to announce the release of IBM API Connect on Bluemix, a complete solution to manage every aspect of the API lifecycle. With integration between IBM StrongLoop and IBM API Management, API Connect is an entirely unique offering on the forefront of the API revolution.

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March 10, 2016

Webinar Q&A: Using Containers to Build and Deploy Scalable APIs in the Cloud

A compelling use case for exposing an API in the cloud is to make available resources of an existing enterprise application for new development. In this webinar, Raymond Camden demonstrates the process of building and scaling an API on Node.js using StrongLoop’s Loopback framework, whose visual editing consoles enables rapid development of complete RESTful CRUD APIs. Raymond then shows how to deploy the API onto the cloud platform in an appropriate container.

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January 27, 2016

Webinar: Using Containers to Build and Deploy Scalable APIs in the Cloud

A compelling use case for exposing an API in the cloud is to make available resources of an existing enterprise application for new development. In this webinar, Andrew Trice demonstrates the process of building and scaling an API on Node.js using StrongLoop’s Loopback framework, whose visual editing consoles enables rapid development of complete RESTful CRUD APIs. Andrew then shows how to deploy the API onto the cloud platform in an appropriate container. More...

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November 2, 2015

Webinar Q&A: Enhancing Node.js with StrongLoop/Bluemix Integration

Before becoming part of IBM, StrongLoop already was a leader in the Node.js community, providing both powerful API resources and DevOps tools. Using StrongLoop technology integrated into IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform, developers of Node.js applications can now easily create REST APIs, for example, to provide access to data from various databases, and use use StrongLoop’s Arc DevOps tools to manage and monitor their apps.

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October 15, 2015

StrongLoop DevOps for Node.js Applications on Bluemix

StrongLoop has powerful DevOps utilities such as Metrics, Tracing, and Profiling to analyze and manage running Node.js applications. You may have tried these capabilities with the LoopBack Starter boilerplate, but you can now easily enable them for your own Node.js (including non-LoopBack) applications! The StrongLoop capabilities are enabled by the App Management feature on Bluemix, but you will still need a StrongLoop account and license to use the full capabilities.

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October 13, 2015

Webinar: Enhancing Node.js with StrongLoop/Bluemix Integration

Before becoming part of IBM, StrongLoop already was a leader in the Node.js community, providing both powerful API resources and DevOps tools. Using StrongLoop technology integrated into IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform, developers of Node.js applications can now easily create REST APIs, for example, to provide access to data from various databases, and use use StrongLoop’s Arc DevOps tools to manage and monitor their apps.

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September 14, 2015

Using StrongLoop to create a Node.js MySQL application

The recently published tutorial Getting Started with Bluemix and StrongLoop presents videos summarizing the strengths of each product and demonstrating a sample application; the tutorial Getting Started with Node.js LoopBack Framework and IBM Cloudant examines how to leverage IBM Cloudant as a backend data store with the LoopBack framework and StrongLoop Arc tools. Continuing with same theme as the previous tutorials, this brief tutorial shows the steps of integrating data from a MySQL database with Node.js using the StrongLoop API. We make no assumptions about tooling other than the command line!

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