Do you have a strong background in Java? Here is a mapping that will help you gain a quick understanding of what's what in our stack:
|Java||equivalent tech in NodeJS||We Use|
|Ant, Maven||Grunt, Gulp||Grunt|
|JPA Library||sequelize, loopback-juggler||loopback-juggler|
Just like the industry moved from
web servers to
application servers. It is now moving from
application servers to
api servers as a matter of convenience and to facilitate faster development cycles.
Loopback is built on top of ExpressJS. It is then next logical step for those who want to write REST~ful services.
We will cover
loopback in this chapter.