Welcome to the November edition of “In the Loop”, listing recent news, updates or opinions for Node.js, OpenAPI Spec, Microgateway, LoopBack and other open source solutions. We share them in no particular order, and any opinions expressed in the linked posts do not necessarily reflect those of the StrongLoop or IBM team.

Publishing npm Packages

This post was written by Joel Chen with help from other members of the Node.js package maintenance team.

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The OpenJS Foundation aims to be the home of all JavaScript development

Mayank Sharma looks at the new initiative, which is already home to 30 JavaScript projects including some of the most popular ones.

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Announcing core Node.js support for ECMAScript modules

The Node.js Module Team announces new support for ECMAScript modules, bringing Node.js closer to JavaScript standards and increasing opportunities for ecosystem-wide compatibility.

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The State of the Octoverse

GitHub’s annual report shows the most popular languages and projects on the site, as well as the communities that support them.

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Red Hat Introduces open source Project Quay container registry

Joey Schorr introduces the open sourcing of Project Quay, the upstream project representing the code that powers Red Hat Quay and Quay.io.

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Build an end-to-end application with LoopBack, Cloudant, and React.js

Aly Hegazy and Diana Lau how to build an end-to-end React.js application that serves as a dashboard to display sales data that is stored in a Cloudant database.

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TypeScript 3.7 adds long-awaited optional chaining feature

TypeScript is on the up and up, according to the spring Technology Radar report, when it moseyed on up to the ‘adopt’ sector. Sarah Schlothauer shares what’s new in the open source programming language.

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TypeScript, Seeing Past the Hype - Matthew Gerstman at ReactiveConf 2019

Matthew Gerstman, senior software engineer at Dropbox, recently described the good, the bad and the ugly parts of TypeScript, and how TypeScript helped Dropbox to tackle programming at scale.

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Node.js Released With Diagnostic Reporting

Ian Elliot examines the Node.js 13 release with upgrades to V8 and new features including diagnostic reporting.

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AWS APIs and Extending Style in OpenAPI

Morad Ankri begins a multi part series on his talk from the API Specifications Conference.

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Highlights from the API Spec Conference 2019 in Vancouver

Caio Bianchi looks at one of the most sought after conferences in the API space: ASC 2019 in Vancouver, which is hosted by the OpenAPI initiative and organized by the Linux Foundation.

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JavaScript becomes most in-demand developer technology

Jakub Lewkowicz looks at Pluralsight Technologies’ Technology Index release, which found JavaScript to be at the top.

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Is GraphQL Still Relevant in an HTTP2 World?

Marc-André Giroux looks at what GraphQL brings to the table.

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