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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 13.1K GitHub stars and 1.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to LoopBack's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses LoopBack?

Companies
32 companies reportedly use LoopBack in their tech stacks, including Katana, Tiamat.Tech, and Chiper.

Developers
146 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.
Private Decisions at about LoopBack

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with LoopBack in their tech stack.

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Public Decisions about LoopBack

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 · | 7 upvotes · 20.9K views

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 · 59.4K views
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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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LoopBack's Features

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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
NestJS
Nest is a framework for building efficient, scalable Node.js server-side applications. It uses progressive JavaScript, is built with TypeScript (preserves compatibility with pure JavaScript) and combines elements of OOP (Object Oriented Programming), FP (Functional Programming), and FRP (Functional Reactive Programming). Under the hood, Nest makes use of Express, but also, provides compatibility with a wide range of other libraries, like e.g. Fastify, allowing for easy use of the myriad third-party plugins which are available.
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.
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LoopBack's Followers
263 developers follow LoopBack to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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