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.

Choosing the Node.js versions for your CI tests (hint: use LTS)

Dominykas Blyžė encourages package authors to make sure their Continuous Integration (CI) setup includes all supported Node.js “long-term support” (LTS) versions, as well as the Current stable release.

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OpenJS Node.js Developer Certification: What to Expect

David Clements discusses the launch of two certifications: the OpenJS Node Services Developer (JSNSD) and the OpenJS Node Application Developer (JSNAD).

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What Can Be Done to Strengthen the Node.js Package Ecosystem?

Jesse Casman chats with Michael Dawson, IBM Node.js Community Lead, about what Node.js can do better.

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Node.js 12 to LTS and Node.js 13 is here!

Michael Dawson announces Node.js 12 promotion to Long Term Support(LTS) and Node.js 13 release.

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OpenJS Foundation launches new professional certification program to support the future of Node.js development

The certifications focus on critical skills that Node.js developers need to build Node.js applications and services in professional environments.

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4 Enterprise Use Cases That Define The Popularity Of Node.JS

Manoj Rupareliya provides examples of how Node.js has generated curiosity among the enterprises to develop applications and useful software based on node.js environment.

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10 years of Node with Gireesh Punathil of IBM

James Snell speaks with Gireesh Punathil, Node.js TSC member, collaborator, Node.js customer support engineer and Architect, to hear his views on the importance of the Node.js community and timely support in its future as a performance driver.

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Karan Munalingal looks at network automation inefficiencies, evolution and innovation - and how OpenAPI Spec can help.

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Girls Who Code receives IBM Open-Source Community Grant

Jenna Sargent shares how Girls Who Code would be the first recipient of IBM’s $50,000 community grant “dedicated to education, inclusiveness, and skill-building for women, underrepresented minorities, and underserved communities.”

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(Open) source of anxiety

A maintainer of Babel navigates the boundaries of open source and self.

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OpenJS Foundation welcomes AMP project to help improve user experience on the web

The OpenJS Foundation announced that the open source web component framework AMP will be joining the Foundation’s incubation program.

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McAfee, IBM join forces for global open source cybersecurity initiative

IBM, McAfee and international consortium OASIS are coming together to offer the world a way to develop open source security technologies.

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List of top Node.js frameworks widely used by the node.js developers that you opt for your next project

Tarun Nagar looks at the high proliferation of Node.js frameworks accelerating web development in the last few years.

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Master your code’s open source or it will bite you in the app sec

Stan Wisseman tells us that the threat landscape is continuing to shift and, if you don’t watch your apps, they will use your open-source components against you.

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Node Version Manager For Node.js Released

The OpenJS Foundation has announced that Node Version Manager (nvm), has been taken in as a project by the foundation.

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Node-RED 1.0 Now Available

The open-source low-code programming tool Node-RED reached a milestone this week as it announced its 1.0 release.

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