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What is LoopBack?

A highly-extensible, open-source Node.js framework that enables you to create dynamic end-to-end REST APIs with little or no coding. Connect to multiple data sources, write business logic in Node.js, glue on top of your existing services and data, connect using JS, iOS & Android SDKs.
LoopBack is a tool in the Microframeworks (Backend) category of a tech stack.
LoopBack is an open source tool with 13K GitHub stars and 1.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to LoopBack's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses LoopBack?

Companies
31 companies reportedly use LoopBack in their tech stacks, including Riley, MAJ Digital, and Detectox.

Developers
70 developers on StackShare have stated that they use LoopBack.

LoopBack Integrations

Node.js, TypeScript, ExpressJS, GraphQL, and StrongLoop are some of the popular tools that integrate with LoopBack. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with LoopBack.

Why developers like LoopBack?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use LoopBack
LoopBack Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose LoopBack in their tech stack.

Priit Kaasik
Priit Kaasik
Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 8 upvotes · 10.3K views
atKatana MRPKatana MRP
JavaScript
JavaScript
Heroku
Heroku
Heroku Postgres
Heroku Postgres
Node.js
Node.js
LoopBack
LoopBack
React
React
Heroku Redis
Heroku Redis

We undertook the task of building a manufacturing ERP for small branded manufacturers. We needed to build a lot, fast with a small team, and have clear focus on product delivery. We chose JavaScript / Node.js ( React + LoopBack full stack) , Heroku and Heroku Postgres (also Heroku Redis ) . This decision has guided us to picking other key technologies. It has granted us high pace of product delivery and service availability while operating with a small team.

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Samuel Olugbemi
Samuel Olugbemi
Software Engineer at Payzone UK · | 6 upvotes · 22.6K views
atPayzone UKPayzone UK
LoopBack
LoopBack
ExpressJS
ExpressJS

I use LoopBack because it is: * It is truly and Unbelievably Extensible * it is default integrated with OpenAPI (Swagger) Spec Driven REST API * I write lesser codes, because most of the user stories have been covered using the code generation * It's documentation is more compact and well detailed than ExpressJS * It is very easy to learn, hence you can build a basic Rest API App in minutes * It has built in NPM packages required to build my Rest API which saves me time on installation and configuration * The Datasource/Service/Controller concept is just Brilliant (that's mostly all you need to get your app speaking with an External API services) * The support for SOAP and Rest API services is amazing!

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React
React
LoopBack
LoopBack
Node.js
Node.js
ExpressJS
ExpressJS
Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch
Kibana
Kibana
Logstash
Logstash
Sequelize
Sequelize
Mocha
Mocha
Chai
Chai
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code

React LoopBack Node.js ExpressJS Elasticsearch Kibana Logstash Sequelize Mocha Chai Visual Studio Code are the combo of technologies being used by me to build BestPrice Extension with all its micro-services & Web-based fragments

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LoopBack's Features

  • Open source

LoopBack Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to LoopBack?
DreamFactory
DreamFactory is an open source REST API backend for mobile, web, and IoT applications. It provides RESTful web services with pre-built connectors to SQL, NoSQL, file storage systems, and web services. It's secure, reusable, and offers live API documentation.
StrongLoop
It is an American company working with Node.js to create and support StrongLoop Suite, a Mobile API Tier. StrongLoop employs two members of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee. IBM & StrongLoop contribute to and support Open-Source options for the API developer community, such as LoopBack, API Microgateway, and Open API Spec.
Parse-Server
A Parse.com API compatible router package for Express. Read the announcement blog post here: http://blog.parse.com/announcements/introducing-parse-server-and-the-database-migration-tool/. Read the migration guide here: https://parse.com/docs/server/guide#migrating
ExpressJS
Express is a minimal and flexible node.js web application framework, providing a robust set of features for building single and multi-page, and hybrid web applications.
Flask
Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
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LoopBack's Followers
73 developers follow LoopBack to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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