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.

Analyst Watch: Is open source the great equalizer?

Jason English looks at the impact of open source on businesses.

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Recursive Directory Removal in Node.js

Christopher Hillier gives us details regarding recursive directory removal in Node.js v12.10.0.

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4 Skills a Modern Developer Needs

Tom Petrocelli, industry analyst, responds to developers wondering what new skills they should learning.

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International JavaScript Conference – A Journey into Node.js Internals

Node.js veteran Tamar Twena-Stern gave a talk at International JavaScript Conference that answers many questions about Node.js.

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Bridging Node.js and Python with PyNode to Predict Home Prices

Adam McQuistan demonstrates a novel Node.js package named PyNode used to invoke Python code within a Node.js application and, more importantly, receive Python return types in the calling Node.js application.

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IBM Open-Sources Power ISA, Shares CPU, OpenCAPI Reference Designs

Joel Hruska looks at the steps IBM has taken to open the Power architecture further and expand access to its capabilities.

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Boutique Footwear Company Finds A Great Fit With Node.js

Alex Woodie looks at Kamik, one of the premier providers of winter footwear in North America and Europe, and how Node.js helped improve its production systems, application integration and developer productivity.

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A Multi-tenant application with LoopBack 4

Samarpan Bhattacharya looks at what modern day Enterprise Applications need and why or how LoopBack 4 is preferable to solve all such requirements.

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