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.

MEETUP: Quickly Build APIs with Existing Services and Data Using LoopBack!

In this MeetUp, the developers of LoopBack 4 walk you through how to create and test your APIs on top of databases and services in a few steps, and reveal the magic behind it.

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Open Source Software At A Crossroads

2018 has been a landmark year for Open Source — but Udi Nachmany asks if it also included the seeds for a slowing down of VC investment?

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VIDEO: Full Stack React & LoopBack – React, Routing and UI

In this video Brad Traversy sets up a client/React app and implement routing with the react router dom. He also creates the basic UI with Materialize CSS.

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How to build an REST API with SQL Database using Loopback v4

Daniel Szasz writes an API with LoopBack 4, complete with code and commentary.

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GitHub Announces Free Unlimited Private Repositories

GitHub starts 2019 by announcing a couple of major changes to its free and enterprise offerings.

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State of the API Economy – January 2019

With the turn of the year Alan Glickenhouse thought it might be an appropriate time to take stock of where we are in the API Economy journey. This is intended to be a point in time macro view.

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IBM Just Unveiled a ‘Quantum Computing System’ for Commercial Use

A year after IBM showed off a 50-qubit quantum computer prototype at CES, the company has returned to the annual electronics show in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a grand announcement.

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