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by Sai Vennam, Joe Sepi, Ram Vennam | Updated July 1, 2018 - Published May 4, 2017
DatabasesPlatform as a ServiceServerless
Learn how you can use LoopBack and API Connect to leverage existing enterprise assets using APIs. In this code pattern, Acme Freight, a fictional logistics company, uses LoopBack to expose assets located in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. It then delivers those assets securely to new and existing applications using a microservices architecture that’s managed within a single interface in API Connect.
Acme Freight, a fictional logistics company, uses an application called Logistics Wizard to manage some of its assets. The application is composed of several microservices, including three Cloud Foundry applications and multiple OpenWhisk actions. (For more on Acme Freight and serverless, see the developer code pattern Make apps smarter with serverless.)
Acme Freight uses LoopBack, an open source Node.js framework, built for quickly creating and exposing APIs for new and existing applications and data. LoopBack enables Acme Freight to create an application that integrates with the company’s existing ERP system, and API Connect allows them to expose data through a managed API.
With LoopBack you can easily create and expose CRUD APIs from existing data sources. For a quick primer on LoopBack, watch this video tutorial and learn how you can create an API in 5 minutes from an existing MongoDB data store.
Ready to put this code pattern to use? Complete details on how to get started running and using this application are in the README file.
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