Past Meetup

Node.js API Development - A free workshop by StrongLoop

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1400 Key Blvd, Level A Common Area · Arlington, VA

How to find us

Enter through the west doors (on Oak St) and you’ll see us!

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Develop and Scale a REST API in Node.js

Join Node.DC and Jordan Kasper of StrongLoop ( for a FREE workshop on designing, developing, monitoring, profiling, and scaling a REST API built in Node.js using the open source LoopBack framework ( and StrongLoop's Arc UI (

This tutorial will begin with a discussion of overarching API principles and best practices, as well as a recap of existing frameworks. We'll then dive into how to design and develop a REST API application using LoopBack.

We'll cover topics like:

• connecting the app to a datasource (mongo)

• adding authentication and access control

• aggregating with data from a third party, and more.

Finally, we'll talk about monitoring your new API, working with a cluster and handling process management.

Want to get a jump on the workshop? Check out the prerequisites for running LoopBack ( and Strongloop's Getting Started ( page!

Getting started is very easy:

$ npm install -g strongloop
$ slc loopback

StrongLoop will be providing food and beverages for this one, and some swag as well. Don't be late because things will go quickly!