Why is this a great business decision?
- Loopback uses a very (at first) strange looking querying syntax. This and things like setting up relationships can require specific loopback expertise. This is a curse and a blessing. It is yet another "sql" to learn, but it does replace all the other sql's (and it gives developers who do know it a competitive advantage).
- Is there any added latency when requests are sent through loopback? Is it in many ways a "middleware" software, and I'm curious if this added step has any impact on performance.
- Should I worry about security? Very similar to my worries about loopback in terms of speed, I'm fearful that the added layer could be a security vulnerability that could be exploited.
- Strongloop is a subscription service, and while it can be nice to have their comfortable tools I'd rather not pay money for a account higher than the free level unless there are premium-only features that are critical to my business.