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.

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Building applications:

  1. Install dependencies
  2. Bundle dependencies
  3. Create deploy package, either:

Table of Contents

Building with slc


  • npm install --ignore-scripts: Install Node dependencies without running scripts to build binary add-ons.  
    To run scripts, use the --scripts option.  See Building binary add-ons below for more information. 
  • npm run build: Specify custom build steps such as grunt build or bower in the package's property, since front-end code served by Node commonly requires some amount of preparation.
  • npm prune --production: Remove development-only tools (such as Bower or Grunt) that the package's build scripts may require, but that should not be deployed.