Welcome back to “In the Loop”, in which we list recent news, updates or opinions for Node.js, OpenAPI Spec, Microgateway, LoopBack and other open source solutions. We list them in no particular order, and any opinions expressed in the linked posts do not necessarily reflect those of the StrongLoop or IBM team.

Implementing an API-First Design Methodology

David Brown teaches you how to implement an API-First design methodology.

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New Features Bring Native Add-ons Close To Being On Par With JS Modules

Gabriel Schulhof looks at how and why native add-ons are on par with JS modules.

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The OpenJS Foundation is Official! Now What?

The OpenJS Foundation outlines what’s been going on since the merger below and the best ways for you to stay updated.

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Typescript vs JavaScript: What’s the Difference?

In this tutorial, you will learn the history,features, and benefits of JavaScript and Typescript.

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TypeScript programming language: Microsoft updates its JavaScript spinoff to make it more efficient

Nick Heath discusses TypeScript 3.4, which reduces the time it takes to build software and adds a swathe of other new features.

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What’s up in the Node.js community? Joe Sepi talks OpenJS Foundation and collaboration

In this video, Michael Dawson talks with Joe Sepi about the new OpenJS Foundation, what it means for the JavaScript and Node.js communities and projects, and more.

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“npm start” permission denied error: how to solve it?

Gabriel Guerra shares “quick antidote for [the] curse of weird, strange or annoying errors.

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Easily identify problems in Node.js applications with Diagnostic Report

Gireesh Punathil describes why this tool is important, how to interpret the report data, and walks you through some example use cases.

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Learning new JavaScript functions

Ai-Lyn Tang, a self-described beginner to development, covers some functions she learned at exercism.io.

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IBM’s approach to open technology

Chris Ferris explains how IBM is investing in the communities and projects that matter most to the enterprise.

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