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.

Devs: Open Source Is Growing Despite Challenges

Jack M.Germain explains that optimism about the future of open source is high among software developers worldwide, a growing number of devs worry that a lack of funding and corporate support threatens its sustainability.

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Using extensions to support pagination in OpenAPI

Morad Ankri continues this multi part series based on his talk from the API Specifications Conference.

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Java and JavaScript dominated software development in the 2010s

Veronica Combs tells us Ruby and PHP had short-term popularity but long-term impact, and Python is on the rise again.

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Developing and Deploying LoopBack Applications with Appsody

Learn how to build and deploy a LoopBack 4 application with Appsody in this tutorial.

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What’s New for Node.js in 2020

David Neal says every year the Node.js community has gained momentum, and 2020 shows no signs of slowing down.

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Spring REST TypeScript Generator

Tomasz Wozniak discusses a Spring REST TypeScript generator that creates models and services that reflect backend models and REST services.

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IBM VP of ‘opentech’ on the open road ahead

The Computer Weekly Open Source Insider team speaks to Todd M Moore in his role as IBM VP ‘opentech’ & developer advocacy (and) CTO for developer ecosystems following the Open Source Summit Europe in Lyon.

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Why front-end development may be the new frontier

VCs have gone wild for back-end developer-oriented technologies, but front-end technologies like Next.js are heating up.

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11 top open-source test automation frameworks: How to choose

Joe Colantonio reviews some of the available open-source test automation framework options.

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The Future of APIs and API Monetization

Jesse Casman explores the future of APIs and API monetization, the OpenAPI Initiative and ASC 2019.

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