StrongLoop allows you to quickly create REST APIs using their graphic interface and CLI. SLC also supports debugging, profiling, tracing, deploying as well as monitoring features.

Creating REST APIs with slc is as easy as creating datasource and model. StrongLoop will do the rest for you.

I was very tempted to use StrongLoop for a recent project but I had to deal with a legacy database that use a very old odbc driver which force me to use node.js and express.