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  • Last Updated : 01 Jun, 2021

StrongLoop Node is a packaged distribution of Node.js, NPM, and the slc. The slc is a command-line utility and a set of supported npm modules that comes with StrongLoop Node for building and managing applications. Some tools and modules that come with the StrongLoop Node are  Express, Connect, Passport, Mongoose, Q, Request, Socket.IO. StrongLoop was founded in 2012. Its Co-founders are working as core contributors in Node.js. StrongLoop is currently acquired by IBM.

StrongNode provides command-line facilities such as:

  • Starting the Node Inspector debugger in command-line mode.
  • Creating example applications packaged with our distribution.
  • Creating applications on top of Loopback, our mobile Backend As Service framework.
  • Ability to run standard npm and Node commands.

Node.js is an open-source runtime environment created by Ryan Dahl. It is a cross-platform runtime environment for executing JavaScript code outside a browser. Node.js is used in the production by large companies such as Paypal, Uber, Netflix, Walmart, and so on.

Difference between StrongNode and Node.js:

StrongLoop Node

Node.js

StrongLoop was launched in 2013, and it offers an open-source enterprise version of Node.js. Node.js was launched in 2009 by Ryan Dahl.
StrongLoop Node is a packaged distribution of Node.js and NPM. It is a runtime server environment that uses JavaScript on the server-side.
In slc we can scaffold, monitor, and provide a mobile backend for our node.js apps. But in Node.js we may need to use some application monitoring tools like PM2, Retrace, 
StrongLoop Node uses Node.js. Node.js is built on Google’s Chrome V8 engine.
It comes under the license of MIT Open Source and StrongLoop License. It comes under the license of MIT Open Source.
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