IBM acquires application development software provider StrongLoop

IBM Client Center Delhi
Enterprise IT vendor IBM has acquired application development software provider StrongLoop.

StrongLoop supplies enterprise Node.js, an application development software, to enable software developers to build applications using APIs. Developers use APIs to create protocols and routines that specify how one application can interact with another application.

The strategy of IBM is to integrate Node.js capabilities from StrongLoop with its software portfolio, which includes MobileFirst and WebSphere, to help clients better use enterprise data and conduct transactions whether in the cloud or on-premises.

IBM aims to assist developers to connect enterprise applications to mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and web applications in the cloud.

These new capabilities will enable clients and developers to build APIs, and to easily connect existing back-end, enterprise processes with front-end mobile, IoT and web apps in an open, hybrid cloud.

“By bringing together StrongLoop’s Node.js capabilities to rapidly create APIs with IBM’s position in Java and API Management on our cloud platform, we are unlocking the innovation potential of two vibrant development communities,” said Marie Wieck, general manager, Middleware, IBM Systems, in a statement.

GoDaddy uses StrongLoop LoopBack Framework to create APIs for domain name creation through its partner network.

“With partners like StrongLoop, the Node.js community has enabled us to develop and deliver world-class products. StrongLoop helped accelerate our reseller program, driving growth for our partners,” said Elissa Murphy, chief technology officer at GoDaddy.

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