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Quickstart: If you've already installed Node, you're familiar with installing npm modules globally, and you want to start using LoopBack quickly, then just enter:

$ npm install -g strongloop

Then, check out Getting started with LoopBack.

The npm install -g strongloop command installs:

  • The StrongLoop command-line tool, slc, for creating LoopBack applications and for running and managing Node applications.
  • The LoopBack framework, including loopbackloopback-datasource-juggler modules, and numerous other related StrongLoop modules, along with modules that they require.
  • 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.

If you want to profile your application or monitor application metricsdetermine whether you need to install compiler tools.  

Then, follow the instructions for your operating system:

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