Welcome to the first “In the Loop” of 2020! Join us as we review 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.

State of the API Economy 2020

Alan Glickenhouse did not intend to write another State of the API Economy blog after last year’s entry, but there were a few new observations that extended last year’s content that he wanted to share.

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How To Build A Command-Line Tool With NodeJS - A step-by-step guide

Ibrahim Adeniyi shows developers how to build CLI tools with node.js and publish the tool to NPM.

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11 top open-source API testing tools: What your team needs to know

Joe Colantonio provides insight on your API testing.

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Node.js 12: A Decade of Node.js

Beth Griggs looks at Node.js, which is now a decade old and version 12 has just entered into long-term support. Take a look at the new features, breaking changes, and what’s next.

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Building a Real-Time App: 13 Open Source Projects You Should Be Tracking Right Now

Chris Sachs shares the top 13 open source projects by category.

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How Node.js Is Best For Real-time Application Development?

Puneet Singh Raghav looks at the benefits of developing Real-time apps with Node.js.

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Everything You Need to Know About Streams in Node.js

Bharat Patel helps you to understand streams, the latest trends in Node.js and how to work with it.

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OpenShift 4.X - Overview & Architecture

Dewan I Ahmed provides a product and architecture overview of OpenShift 4.X.

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How cloud computing is changing the developer world

Richard Harris talks with Joshua Zheng of IBM Watson about the benefits of cloud computing for developers, and how developers can get started with IBM’s Cloud Pak.

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OpenJS Foundation Year in Review

While only 10 months old, The OpenJS Foundation has had quite an exciting year, from merging two legacy foundations to bringing on new leadership, to accepting some fantastic new incubating projects, exciting doesn’t begin to describe it.

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10 insights I wish I had known as a junior full-stack developer

Aleksandr Skobeltcyn shares the top 10 hacks and tools that he uses every day.

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