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StrongLoop Node.js API Platform

StrongLoop's Node API platform consists of:


If you're ready to take your API to the next level, LoopBack support is now built-in to IBM API Connect!

For more information, see Using LoopBack with IBM API Connect.


PDFs of StrongLoop documentation are also available.


StrongLoop Arc and slc are no longer under active development, and will soon be deprecated. Arc's features are being included in the IBM API Connect Developer Toolkit: Please use it instead.

What you're going to do


If you want to profile your application or monitor application metrics, determine whether you need to install compiler tools for details.  

Then, follow the instructions for your operating system:

You're going to run npm install -g strongloop, which installs:

  • The LoopBack framework, including loopbackloopback-datasource-juggler modules, and numerous other related StrongLoop modules, along with modules that they require.
  • The StrongLoop command-line tool, slc, for creating LoopBack applications and for running and managing Node applications.
  • StrongLoop Arc, the unified graphical tool suite for the API lifecycle, including tools for building, profiling and monitoring Node apps.
  • LoopBack Angular command line tools. See AngularJS JavaScript SDK for details.
  • Various other tools, Including Yeoman, the LoopBack Yeoman generators to create and scaffold LoopBack applications, and Grunt, the JavaScript task runner.


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