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.

Appsody in Autumn: project update

Appsody has newly-available Stacks, including LoopBack 4.

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OpenJS Foundation Names Robin Ginn as Executive Director

Former Microsoft executive to take the helm of recently merged foundation to accelerate the next phase of JavaScript ecosystem growth.

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Introducing OpenJS Foundation “Ask Me Anythings”

Learn about OpenJS Foundation and a brand new “Ask Me Anything” series where community members, developers, and other curious parties can get burning questions answered regarding specific projects and topics.

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Dependency Injection & Inversion Explained | Node.js w/ TypeScript

Khalil Stemmler explores Dependency Injection and Depedency Inversion and how you can use them to write testable code.

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AsyncAPI vs OpenAPI: What’s The Difference?

Kristopher Sandoval looks at documentation solutions for two very broad types of APIs: OpenAPI and AsyncAPI.

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9 tips for developers to improve JavaScript performance significantly

Kevin Hayes shares 9 tips to provide a multi-fold improvement in the performance of your application.

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The rising programming languages that JavaScript developers are learning in 2019

Nick Heath looks at Stack Overflow data and which emerging languages web developers are focusing on.

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Analysis of the average JavaScript developer and their favourite tools

Ryan Dawes sheds light on the average JavaScript developer and their favourite tools and technologies.

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