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.

10 Best Node.js Frameworks of 2019 Developers Should Be Aware Of

Harikrishna Kundariya guides you through the sea of Node.js frameworks available today.

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Explain like I’m 5: Microservices in Node.js

Liz Parody discusses using Microservices, an architectural approach based on building an application as a collection of small services, in Node.js.

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A First Look at the Node+JS Interactive Schedule

The OpenJS Foundation is excited to share the initial schedule for Node+JS Interactive.

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9 Tips to Ace Your Coding Interview

Interviewers are definitely looking for ability to write correct algorithms, but they’re also evaluating candidates based on other skills such as communication and verification.

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Why Use IBM Cloud?

Join Niklas Heidloff, IBM Developer Advocate, as he shares his top 3 reasons for using the IBM Cloud. Then try it yourselves.

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Staying ahead of security vulnerabilities with security patches

Liran Tal explains how surgical security patches are a crucial tool to help you stay ahead of un-remediated security vulnerabilities.

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LoopBack Quick Tip: Running LB4 Application in Docker

Do you know that LoopBack 4 CLI generates aDockerfile when scaffolding a LB4 application so that you can run it in a Docker container right away? Diana Lau shares a quick tip!

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IBM CTO: ‘Open Tech Is Our Cloud Strategy’

Jessica Lyons Hardcastle chats with Chris Ferris, CTO for open technology at IBM.

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Using OpenAPI to Build Smart APIs for Dumb Machines

Adam Leventhal demonstrates how to use OpenAPI 3.0 for additional expressivity that can let machines do even more useful work for us.

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Blockchains Done Right Are the Next Evolution in Open Source

Tal Kol looks at the next evolution of the Open Source movement: blockchain technology.

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The place of Node.JS in web development

John Saunders looks at building a web site or mobile app with Node.js, a popular environment that is used by giants of the IT world such as PayPal, Walmart, and Netflix among others.

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TypeScript is now a ‘top 10’ language – just in time for the ‘feature complete’ 3.6 beta

Tim Anderson shares his thoughts on Microsoft’s TypeScript 3.6 beta.

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OpenAPI-to-GraphQL v1.0.0: A name change and update for OASGraph

Sarah Schlothauer looks at OASGraph getting a new coat of paint.

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