Welcome back to latest edition of “In the Loop”, a compilation of news, updates and thoughts about Node.js, OpenAPI Spec, Microgateway, LoopBack and other open source solutions. These are listed in no particular order, and any opinions expressed in the links do not necessarily reflect those of the StrongLoop or IBM team.

Today we cover: new –experimental-modules; Node.js 12; Validating your GraphQL queries with ESLint; Could TypeScript replace JavaScript; Finding local Node Meetups, Events, and Speakers; And more!

Announcing a new –experimental-modules

The Node.js Foundation announces a –experimental-modules and awaits your feedback.

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Could TypeScript replace JavaScript?

Liam Tung looks at TypeScript’s rocketing popularity and how JavaScript developers are worried about open-source security.

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You should never ever run directly against Node.js in production. Maybe.

Never run directly against Node in production. Maybe. But maybe not. Burke Holland talks about the reasoning behind these statements.

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The Awesome Features that Just Landed with Node.js v12

Tierney Cyren condenses the Node.js v12 information into an easily consumable digest of what’s new in Node.js v12.x to share with everyone.

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Introducing Node.js 12

Bethany Griggs and Michael Dawson, the Node.js Release Team, and Technical Steering committee announce Node.js 12!

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How to build a Vue.JS app With LoopBack

Fernando Monteiro provides a simple boilerplate to create awesome front-end apps using VueJS on front-end and LoopBack 3 on back-end.

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How to validate your GraphQL queries with ESLint

Christopher Michael Hiller describes how he started configuring his development environment for GraphQL syntax validation, schema validation, and highlighting.

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Discovering Your Local Node Meetups, Events, and Speakers

Thanks to the Node.js Foundation, your search for other developers writing Node in your city is over.

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