Happy 2019! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. We’re happy to welcome you back with “In the Loop”! Here’s a rundown of the past month’s interesting 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.
It’s Time For Every API to Have an OpenAPI Spec
OpenAPI has largely become the de facto description format in REST API development. In this post, Abhinav Asthana explains how API definitions are being used and some ways they can improve your organization when you fully build upon them.
The State of the Octoverse: new open source projects in 2018
The GitHub blog pulled the top projects open sourced in 2018 by the number of stars the project received in its first 28 days being public and by the number of unique contributors to the project in the first 28 days being public.
How to use NodeJS without frameworks and external libraries
Aditya Sridhar shows how to build Simple REST API’s with NodeJS using only those functionalities that are provided with NodeJS itself.
Ziran Sun helps you build a simple end-to-end IoT system, from constrained devices to a secure gateway.
Adding Kubernetes Deployment and Scaling to a Dockerized LoopBack App
Remko de Knikker shows how to deploy a FDIC API application to a Kubernetes cluster using a deployment with autoscaling.