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Tuesday, April 25 • 10:30am - 11:30am
164: LoopBack: The Easiest APIs You've Ever Made

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LoopBack is an open-source Node.js framework that allows you to create REST API endpoints with ease. This session will cover the LoopBack connector that allows you to connect to IBM i and create API endpoints from either existing database schemas and tables. We will also look at the API generator that allows you to create REST API endpoints in the terminal, then migrate your endpoints to Db2 for i. I will also demonstrate how to secure LoopBack API endpoints with both an SSL certificate and with an authentication schema. After the session I'm sure you will agree that LoopBack is the easiest way to make API endpoints on IBM i!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what LoopBack is
2. Learn how to make API endpoints with LoopBack
3. Learn how to secure LoopBack API endpoints

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Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2023 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Plaza Court 6
  Middleware (other), Programming - Frameworks
  • Session Level All
  • Audience This session will be beneficial for developers who are looking for an easy way to connect their IBM i applications with the database through REST API endpoints.