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Jest Project Moves to OpenJS Foundation with Meta Open Source Contribution

By Announcement, Blog, Jest

The OpenJS Foundation is announcing that popular JavaScript testing framework Jest is joining as an Impact Project! Jest and its assets are being donated proudly by Meta Open Source.

Jest is a JavaScript testing framework. It allows you to write tests with an API with little configuration. As the Jest team likes to say, Jest makes testing “delightful.”

Jest currently has over 17 million weekly downloads and 38,000+ GitHub stars, making it the most used testing framework in the JavaScript ecosystem. It consistently ranks as one of the JavaScript libraries with the highest satisfaction, and is used by companies of all sizes including Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft, and Stripe. Jest 28 was just released.

“We are excited to welcome Jest into the OpenJS Foundation. Building a community requires dedicated people and great technology, which Jest has been doing since 2011. Jest is used commonly in enterprise production environments and open source projects and will benefit from a reliable structure for open governance and legal support,” said Robin Ginn, OpenJS Foundation executive director. “As the vendor-neutral home to almost 40 open source projects, Jest already fits in well with our ecosystem of projects. We look forward to providing resources and support to Jest to help their community to grow.”

“Jest has been working to follow the OpenJS Foundation principles around operating transparently, openly, and collaboratively. Joining the OpenJS Foundation allows our team to make greater investments to grow contributors and impact,” said Rick Hanlon, Front End Engineer on React Core at Meta and Jest Core Contributor. “This is a big step forward for Jest. I want to thank the sponsors and contributors who have helped get us this far and who will continue to play an important role in Jest’s next stage.”

“We have been a community-led project for quite some time. We believe in community-led development, and continually strengthening our community, and joining the OpenJS Foundation will help us strengthen and broaden our community,” said Simen Bekkhus, developer at Folio and Jest lead maintainer. “I see this as a very positive change and a way for the Jest community to flourish.”

“Big thanks to Meta Open Source. JavaScript developers worldwide will benefit from having Jest be part of the OpenJS Foundation. This move strengthens the JavaScript ecosystem and will help the Jest developer community to continue to grow,” said Joe Sepi, OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council chairperson and Open Tech Program Director at IBM. “Congratulations to the whole Jest team and community.”

“By moving to the OpenJS Foundation, we are becoming more open and welcoming to first-time community members and contributors. Open governance is key to the next step in our evolution as a community,” said Christian Bromann, OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council Member representing the WebdriverIO project and Founding Engineer, Stateful, Inc. “I personally have learned you can earn a living by following your passion in life. We are making Jest a more inclusive community because we believe this is the best way to build a strong, vibrant community that will allow you to follow your passion.”

Just like all OpenJS projects, Jest is entering the foundation as an incubating project while they complete the on-boarding checklist process. Projects in this phase can be designated as an At-Large or Impact Stage project.

There are four different types of projects hosted by the OpenJS Foundation: Impact projects are generally large, mature projects. At-Large projects are new, stable projects with minimal needs. Incubation projects are in the process of joining the OpenJS Foundation. And Emeritus projects have completed their lifecycle and are retired. In addition, the CPC oversees an Incubation process for projects which seek to be hosted by the OpenJS Foundation.

To find out how your project can join the OpenJS Foundation see: https://openjsf.org/projects/ 

Jest Resources

OpenJS Resources

Click here to learn more about how you could be a part of the OpenJS Foundation, and view these additional resources:

About OpenJS Foundation

The OpenJS Foundation is committed to supporting the healthy growth of the JavaScript ecosystem and web technologies by providing a neutral organization to host and sustain projects and collaboratively fund activities for the benefit of the community at large. The OpenJS Foundation is currently home to 39 open source JavaScript projects, including Appium, Dojo, Electron, jQuery, Node.js, and webpack. It is supported by 30 corporate and end-user members, including GoDaddy, Google, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Microsoft, and Netflix. These members recognize the interconnected nature of the JavaScript ecosystem and the importance of providing a central home for projects which represent significant shared value. 

About Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, and open hardware. Linux Foundation projects like Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more are considered critical to developing the world’s most important infrastructure. Its development methodology leverages established best practices and addresses the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit their website.

About Meta Open Source

Jest is one of over 800 active projects from Meta within the worldwide open source community. Meta has long been a supporter of open source software and the open source community. In addition to making a lot of its engineering work publicly available including sharing research, code, designs, and engineering work, Meta also invest in organizations that are important for the long-term sustainability of the open source ecosystem. To learn more about Meta’s open source efforts, please visit Meta Open Source

Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) Selects Node.js as Initial Project to Improve Supply Chain Security

By Announcement, Blog, Node.js, Uncategorized

From: Brian Behlendorf, OpenSSF Foundation, and Robin Bender Ginn, OpenJS Foundation

Today, we’re excited to announce that Node.js is the first open source community to be supported by OpenSSF’s Alpha-Omega Project. Alpha-Omega is committing $300k to bolster the Node.js security team and vulnerability remediation efforts through the rest of 2022, with a focus on supporting better open source security standards and practices.

The open source software project Node.js is everywhere, and people put a lot of trust into the products and services that are built with Node.js, from NASA to Netflix. But many community-led JavaScript projects lack the time, people, and expertise for comprehensive security measures. Few companies that depend on Node.js contribute back to the project. Our hope is this can inspire more organizations that depend upon Node.js to also participate in its security efforts.

This assistance will relieve the pressure on Node.js project maintainers who are strained by market demands for new features while striving for a stable and secure codebase. Specifically, this will bring in security engineering resources from NearForm and Trail of Bits to support the Node.js Technical Steering Committee, help triage reports, steward security releases, improve security broadly for Node.js, and encourage implementing best practices in JavaScript projects across the industry.

Node.js carries a high criticality score for its influence and importance based on parameters established by industry security experts at OpenSSF. Almost 98% of the world’s 1.9 billion websites use JavaScript, the top programming language according to research by RedMonk and GitHub. Node.js – server-side JavaScript – was downloaded over 2 billion times in 2021. It’s pervasive across the industry, used in a significant portion of modern applications.

Both of us (Robin and Brian) are excited about this collaboration and the prospect of setting an example for both the OpenSSF and OpenJS communities.

JSON Schema Joins OpenJS Foundation

By Announcement, Blog, Project Update

JSON Schema is the newest technical project hosted under the OpenJS Foundation! 

JSON Schema is a vocabulary that allows you to annotate and validate JSON documents. It defines how a JSON should be structured, making it easy to ensure that a JSON is formatted correctly, and it is useful for automated testing and validating. In addition, JSON Schema provides clear human- and machine-readable documentation.

“We are thrilled to welcome JSON Schema into the OpenJS Foundation. Building a community requires dedicated people and great technology, which JSON Schema already has. It also requires a reliable structure for open governance and legal support that allows worldwide communities to grow. As the vendor-neutral home to almost 40 open source projects, JSON Schema already fits in well with our ecosystem of projects,” said Robin Ginn, OpenJS Foundation executive director. “We look forward to providing resources and support to JSON Schema to help their community to grow.”

“JSON Schema’s supportive community has in part enabled us to get this far. This has been critical to its success. JSON Schema is primarily a validation tool, plus it’s gaining additional uses such as generating forms, generating databases, or generating other UIs. We want to make sure the community and technology can continue to grow, possibly in unforeseen directions,” said Ben Hutton, JSON Schema specification lead at Postman. “By joining the OpenJS Foundation, we gain the community structure and support – with a strong focus on open governance – to continue to build and enlarge the community. We remain committed to being an interoperability focused standard, and want to provide assurance that JSON Schema will remain open and owned by the community that needs it.”

“The OpenJS Foundation continues to grow, and JSON Schema is a great addition. It is a key foundational technology, and by joining the OpenJS Foundation, it now has a strong home for further growth,” said Todd Moore, OpenJS Foundation Board Chairperson and Chief Developer Advocate IBM. “We are looking forward to working with and supporting JSON Schema.”

“The OpenJS Foundation is continuing to support key technologies that JavaScript communities rely upon. JSON Schema is an important addition,” said Joe Sepi, Open Source Program Director at IBM, and chairperson of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council.“ JSON Schema is a great example of how interconnected JavaScript technologies can be. Providing a structure for sharing data is critical.”

“The Cross Project Council carefully considers the projects that join our neutral home at the OpenJS Foundation. We are pleased to have JSON Schema onboard so we can support the project’s growth, and the maintainers can contribute their expertise to the broader JavaScript ecosystem through OpenJS,” said Eemeli Aro, Staff Software Engineer at Mozilla, and OpenJS Cross Project Council (CPC) member. 

JSON Schema will be designated “At-Large,” which includes many different types of projects but is most often used for stable projects with minimal needs. They are now officially in the incubation process where projects complete their on-boarding to join the foundation.

To find out more about JSON Schema, including a complete list of current implementations, see https://json-schema.org/ 

JSON Schema Resources

 

OpenJS Resources

Click here to learn more about how you could be a part of the OpenJS Foundation, and view these additional resources:

 

About OpenJS Foundation

The OpenJS Foundation is committed to supporting the healthy growth of the JavaScript ecosystem and web technologies by providing a neutral organization to host and sustain projects and collaboratively fund activities for the benefit of the community at large. The OpenJS Foundation is currently home to 35 open source JavaScript projects, including Appium, Dojo, jQuery, Node.js, and webpack. It is supported by 30 corporate and end-user members, including GoDaddy, Google, IBM, Intel, Joyent, and Microsoft. These members recognize the interconnected nature of the JavaScript ecosystem and the importance of providing a central home for projects which represent significant shared value. 

About Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, and open hardware. Linux Foundation projects like Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more are considered critical to developing the world’s most important infrastructure. Its development methodology leverages established best practices and addresses the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit their website.

 

New Faces on Our OpenJS Board

By Announcement, Blog, Uncategorized

As of October 2021, we have three new faces on the OpenJS Foundation Board of Directors. They are filling positions on the Platinum level, Gold level, and Community level. We welcome their collective experience and energy!

The Board sets technical policy, including “mission and vision statements, describing the overarching scope of foundation initiatives, technical vision, and direction.”

From our bylaws:

Each Platinum member is entitled to appoint one Director to the board, and the Platinum Directors are eligible to serve as chairperson and vice-chairperson. Gold and Silver members vote among themselves to select their representatives. The board also includes community representation, with up to 3 Community Director positions nominated by the CPC and its chartered committees.

Shayne Boyer

PLATINUM DIRECTOR, MICROSOFT

Shayne is currently a Principal Program Manager, leading the Developer Experiences team focused on cloud developer experiences for VS Code, Visual Studio and Azure. He has been leading teams in developer advocacy, enterprise, open source, web and the cloud for more than 10 years.




Daniel Cousineau

GOLD DIRECTOR, GODADDY

Daniel is a Senior Engineering Manager for GoDaddy’s UX Platform team, helping to deliver Javascript-powered tools and technologies to dozens of product teams ensuring a cohesive design and experience for nearly 19 million customers. He is also a passionate community advocate, helping organize community conferences like EmpireJS and meet-ups like QueensJS. He believes in the value that a healthy, accessible community can bring not only to future developers and leaders, but to the ecosystem as a whole.


Alex Liu

END-USER DIRECTOR, NETFLIX

Alex is the Engineering Manager for the Node.js Platform team at Netflix responsible for curating the Node.js development experience for hundreds of engineers across the company. His team builds on the shoulders of the incredible open source communities that have found a home in the OpenJS Foundation, and advocates for the continued support and sustainability of the vibrant communities that have made today’s ecosystem possible.

Application Monitoring Specialist Sentry Joins OpenJS Foundation

By Announcement, Blog

Evolution of observability in software development is moving application performance and error monitoring closer together

SAN FRANCISCO – October 21, 2021 – The OpenJS Foundation, providing vendor-neutral support for sustained growth within the open source JavaScript community, is announcing today that Sentry has joined as a new member. 

Sentry offers error tracking and performance monitoring to help developers monitor their application health from frontend to backend. Used by more than 1 million developers and 80,000 organizations worldwide, the company provides code-level observability to many of the world’s best-known companies like Disney, Peloton, Cloudflare, Eventbrite, Slack, Supercell, and Rockstar Games.

“We rely on JavaScript and multiple OpenJS Foundation projects to deliver Sentry services. Key components of Sentry are community-built open source, without corporate money and highly deserving of support. Joining OpenJS is a great way to give back,” said Milin Desai, CEO, Sentry. “We look forward to working closely with OpenJS to support the open source ecosystem and bring even greater value to our customers around the world.”

Sentry is known for their history of financial support to open source projects and is announcing specifics for a new, formalized round of giving. In addition to supporting the overall operations and infrastructure of the OpenJS Foundation through its membership, project-directed funding includes four projects under the OpenJS Foundation umbrella: Ajv, ESLint, Mocha, and webpack.

“Welcome Sentry to our JavaScript community at the OpenJS Foundation,” said Robin Ginn, OpenJS Foundation Executive Director. “Sentry has long been a champion for making developers happy, and we are grateful for their support to lift up the vast JavaScript ecosystem that calls OpenJS home.” 

“It’s great to have Sentry join the industry in supporting open source JavaScript at the OpenJS Foundation,” said Todd Moore, OpenJS Foundation Board President and VP of Open Technology and Developer Advocacy at IBM. “We appreciate the strategic approach Sentry is taking to supporting the critical infrastructure and business dependencies they and many others have for OpenJS projects.”

Sentry is also making a financial contribution to the Linux Foundation to support the broader efforts of the Linux community. 

“Performance and error monitoring are key to good software development, and open source solutions lead the way,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. “Sentry’s thoughtful support of open source developers through its contribution to the Linux Foundation and OpenJS Foundation will help further sustain critical open source projects today.”

With a mission to help support the sustainable growth of JavaScript by operating as a neutral organization that hosts projects and funds activities, the OpenJS Foundation invites all companies that depend on JavaScript to join as members. Recently announced JavaScriptlandia provides a way for individuals to join as supporters as well. Click here to learn more and join today!

OpenJS Resources

To learn more about how you could be a part of the OpenJS Foundation, click here.

About OpenJS Foundation

The OpenJS Foundation is committed to supporting the healthy growth of the JavaScript ecosystem and web technologies by providing a neutral organization to host and sustain projects, as well as collaboratively fund activities for the benefit of the community at large. The OpenJS Foundation is made up of 35 open source JavaScript projects including Appium, Dojo, jQuery, Node.js, and webpack and is supported by 30 corporate and end-user members, including GoDaddy, Google, IBM, Intel, Joyent, and Microsoft. These members recognize the interconnected nature of the JavaScript ecosystem and the importance of providing a central home for projects which represent significant shared value. 

About Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, and open hardware. Linux Foundation projects like Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js and more are considered critical to the development of the world’s most important infrastructure. Its development methodology leverages established best practices and addresses the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit their website.

OpenJS Foundation Opens New Node.js Certification and Training Scholarship

By Announcement, Blog, Certification, Node.js

Today, the OpenJS Foundation is launching a new scholarship fund to increase access to the OpenJS and Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Node.js training and certification and help expand diversity in technology. 

The scholarships are being sponsored by the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council Community Fund, who will award 20 LiFT Scholarships for Node.js training and certification for deserving individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford it. The OpenJS Foundation is committed to bringing more talent into the open source JavaScript community, which involves reaching people who have traditionally been underrepresented in open source.  

The application is open now through October 15, 2021. Interested applicants are encouraged to complete the application.

Qualifications for applying

The OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council (CPC), the technical governing body for OpenJS, is offering scholarships to provide opportunities for Node.js skills development to deserving individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford training courses or certification exams.

Global applicants’ must demonstrate a passion for Node.js technologies, have intermediate Node.js skills, and a proven interest in becoming an open source professional. 

What’s covered?

The OpenJS CPC Scholarships will cover the expenses for one Node.js eLearning class and one Node.js certification exam offered by the OpenJS and The Linux Foundation at no cost. 

American Express Joins OpenJS Foundation

By Announcement, Blog

Investing in technology to further financial services globally, providing secure and collaborative development environments through Amex for Developers and Amex APIs

SAN FRANCISCO – September 15, 2021 – The OpenJS Foundation, providing vendor-neutral support for sustained growth within the open source JavaScript community, is announcing today that American Express has joined as a new member. 

As a globally integrated payments company, American Express understands the key role developers play in building next-generation financial service applications and tools. The Amex for Developers portal shares Amex APIs and provides developers with best practice guidelines, documentation and support. Many American Express engineers contribute to OpenJS Foundation projects, and Amex is committed to backing the broader engineering community through open source.

“Open source ignites innovation,” said Brian Moseley, Vice President of Developer Experience at American Express. “We are dedicated to sustaining and supporting critical open source projects that underpin the JavaScript ecosystem. Joining the OpenJS Foundation is a natural next step to deepen that commitment and help us continue to back engineers and developers.”

“American Express is a major proponent of the use of open source, building the next generation of financial services tools and services,” said Robin Ginn, OpenJS Foundation Executive Director. “Fintech is evolving at lightning speed, and American Express is providing a key leadership role. American Express is committed to improving the infrastructure that supports open source and we are excited to work together on the next phase of JavaScript growth and development.” 

“JavaScript continues to be a core piece of many companies’ success, and the community thanks you American Express for your generous support. The OpenJS Foundation is positioned well to pursue its mission of driving broad adoption and ongoing development of key JavaScript solutions and related technologies,” said Todd Moore, OpenJS Foundation Board Chairperson. “We welcome American Express as an OpenJS Foundation member and look forward to continued collaboration.”

With a mission to help support the sustainable growth of JavaScript by operating as a neutral organization that hosts projects and funds activities, the OpenJS Foundation invites all companies that depend on JavaScript to join as members. Recently announced JavaScriptlandia provides a way for individuals to join as members as well. Click here to learn more and become a member today!

OpenJS Resources

To learn more about how you could be a part of the OpenJS Foundation, click here.

About OpenJS Foundation

The OpenJS Foundation is committed to supporting the healthy growth of the JavaScript ecosystem and web technologies by providing a neutral organization to host and sustain projects, as well as collaboratively fund activities for the benefit of the community at large. The OpenJS Foundation is made up of 35 open source JavaScript projects including Appium, Dojo, jQuery, Node.js, and webpack and is supported by 30 corporate and end-user members, including GoDaddy, Google, IBM, Intel, Joyent, and Microsoft. These members recognize the interconnected nature of the JavaScript ecosystem and the importance of providing a central home for projects which represent significant shared value. 

About American Express
American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpressinstagram.com/americanexpresslinkedin.com/company/american-expresstwitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.


About Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, and open hardware. Linux Foundation projects like Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js and more are considered critical to the development of the world’s most important infrastructure. Its development methodology leverages established best practices and addresses the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit their website.

LoopBack Joins OpenJS Foundation As New Incubating Project

By Announcement, Blog, OpenJS World, Project Update

LoopBack is the newest incubating project at the OpenJS Foundation

LoopBack is a popular Node.js framework for API creation and a platform to build large-scale Node.js applications using proven patterns with TypeScript and with support for SOAP and enterprise databases. Today, IBM announced it is contributing LoopBack to the OpenJS Foundation, trusting that the project will continue to grow and thrive with support from the community’s active core of developers. As it stands today, nearly half of all Loopback pull requests come from its community contributors outside of IBM.

“We are thrilled to welcome LoopBack into the OpenJS Foundation. As the vendor-neutral home to almost 40 open source projects, The OpenJS Foundation exists to sustain the JavaScript ecosystem on a global scale,” said Robin Ginn, OpenJS Foundation executive director. “We look forward to providing resources and support to LoopBack to help their community grow.”

“LoopBack joining as an incubating project is an important addition to the Foundation,” said IBM’s Joe Sepi, who is also the chairperson of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council. “LoopBack is a great example of how interconnected JavaScript technologies can be and it’s always great to welcome new projects into the fold. On behalf of the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council, I am happy to welcome LoopBack to the foundation.”

LoopBack makes it easy to create a REST API with minimal coding. LoopBack provides a consistent way to design and implement APIs, including the REST layer, models, and ORM. These are all valuable benefits LoopBack presents as APIs enable businesses to expand the reach of their products and services to audiences of developers who consume those APIs.  Current users of LoopBack include GoDaddy, Symantec, IBM and others. 

Why Join OpenJS?

LoopBack was created in 2013 as the API economy and Node.js were taking flight. Since then, the open source project has reached a steady level of contributor diversity and product stability. Currently, LoopBack gets approximately 180K monthly downloads. Joining the OpenJS Foundation will help the open source project continue to grow in a vendor-neutral space with an open governance model. 

“We’re excited for the next chapter of LoopBack with the OpenJS Foundation as its new home,” said Raymond Feng, Co-founder and CTO at Abridged, Inc. “This is the thrilling moment that touches me professionally and personally as I have been developing, maintaining, and evangelizing the framework ever since I created LoopBack with Albert and Ritchie at StrongLoop in 2013.” Adds Feng, “ By betting Node.js as the great platform for API economy, we built LoopBack to help developers create APIs and Microservices in JavaScript/TypeScript that connect to databases, services, and infrastructure with minimal coding. I’m grateful that StrongLoop and IBM’s investment and sponsorship made it possible for LoopBack to continue to innovate and grow in past 8 years.”  Beyond the value of framework itself, LoopBack’s leadership has strived to build a diverse open source community and develop contributors and maintainers for the project. OpenJS Foundation is a natural next step for LoopBack as it truly reflects the project’s culture of collaboration and commitment to further grow the project and community under the open governance. 

Incubating projects under the OpenJS Foundation are projects that are in the process of completing their on-boarding checklist to join the foundation. There are currently more than 37 open source projects under the OpenJS Foundation umbrella.

Resources

The OpenJS Foundation provides a wide range of resources for organizations and individuals involved in the adoption and ongoing development of key JavaScript solutions and related technologies.

OpenJS World: OpenJS Foundation Welcomes the Next 25 Years of JavaScript

By Announcement, Blog, OpenJS World

OpenJS Foundation Welcomes the Next 25 Years of JavaScript 

OpenJS Foundation is hosting OpenJS World 2021 – June 2-3, free registration, fully virtual – showing strong momentum in membership, open source project graduations, and community program engagement 

SAN FRANCISCO – June 2, 2021 – The OpenJS Foundation, providing vendor-neutral support for open source JavaScript communities, convened its annual global conference OpenJS World today, where through a series of updates and insights, a diverse array of global technology leaders described the emerging post-pandemic era as a time of growth and stability for technology and society.

Updates included advancements in use cases, from web performance to AI to massive-scale JavaScript deployments supporting critical enterprise infrastructure, as well as a broad commitment to make participation open to all backgrounds and geographies. OpenJS also featured new members, project updates and its individual supporter program JavaScriptLandia.

“We are at the precipice of the boom years for JavaScript evidenced by the diverse, multi-stakeholder communities that make up the OpenJS Foundation,” said Todd Moore, Chair of the Board of Directors and VP of Open Technology and Developer Advocacy at IBM. “We continue to see JavaScript projects maturing, providing stability, with new projects being released in innovative new ways.”

“So much of the web depends on JavaScript and our OpenJS projects, so we want OpenJS to be a force for good,” said Robin Ginn, executive director of the OpenJS Foundation. “Supporting open and healthy communities who build and use our open source JavaScript projects can create more opportunities for cultural and business impact.”

Prioritizing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
As part of ongoing efforts to foster a more inclusive space to collaborate, OpenJS Foundation has significantly strengthened its DEI programs. Drawing on the leadership of the Inclusive Naming Initiative, OpenJS and its projects have taken action to remove harmful language in GitHub repos in a consistent way across the industry. The Foundations is inviting others to participate in its Cross Project Council DEI Working Group so issues facing underserved communities can be better understood and clear actions to make progress can be taken.

Individual Supporter Program Open to All
JavaScriptLandia is the new OpenJS Individual Supporter Program, announced earlier this spring, with an intentionally accessible $25 annual fee. The program provides benefits such as supporters’ weekly newsletter, discounts for training, certification, conferences, and other exclusive offers, a digital badge to add to your online profiles, recognition on the OpenJS website, and more. Today we are launching our dedicated JavaScriptLandia site, javascriptlandia.org, where participants can collect badges from their favorite OpenJS JavaScript projects. 

To learn more about OpenJS’s Individual Supporter Program JavaScriptLandia and to sign up now, please click here.

OpenJS Welcomes NodeXperts and Stream as new members and Netflix upgrades
Member support is crucial to the success of the Foundation. The OpenJS Foundation welcomes several new members during the event including Bloomberg, NodeXperts and Stream as Silver members. Netflix has also upgraded its membership to Gold, a true testament of the value of the foundation. JavaScript is core to each of these companies’ leadership positions in the market, and by supporting OpenJS, they are supporting the infrastructure and long-term growth of key open source projects that they rely on.

Milestones from OpenJS Project Communities
With 38 successful open source projects, OpenJS is directly supporting JavaScript development in myriad technical and non-technical ways. Some of the main recent milestones include an AMP plugin for WordPress, Electron shipping v13, and Node.js 16 being released. 


AMP Plugin for WordPress
AMP plugin for WordPress provides guidelines on best practices, solutions and effective control mechanisms to better the overall performance. It aims to improve page building experiences. It features many new capabilities in utility, performance and flexibility.

Electron v13
The release of Electron 13.0.0 has come with many new updates  including an upgrade to Chrome 91, and API additions to session and webContents. Electron also shipped v11 that significantly improved performance. Electron 11 updates included support for Apple M1, added v8 crash message location information, and better performance of sending wide objects over the context bridge. 

Node.js 16
The latest release’s main features include updating V8 JavaScript engine to 9.0 and pre-built Apple Silicon binaries. This update was made possible thanks to the hard work put in by Node.js contributors and project contributors! Additionally, the Node.js Mentorship Initiative team is offering an opportunity to work with N-API working group members with a goal in sight to eventually join them as full-time developers. The vision of the N-API team is to make the development of native addons for Node.js smoother; They actively work on improving test coverage, adding new features to N-API and creating templates for native plug-in authors to follow. To apply for this program, click here.

Introducing Package Vulnerability Management & Reporting Collaboration Space
The Package Vulnerability Management & Reporting Collab Space will create a neutral forum for ecosystem stakeholders to discuss and collaborate with the intention to improve CVE reporting and resolution workflows while minimizing the burden on maintainers quieting noise for consumers. This cross-functional effort has a wide reach and impacts Security Research/Organizations, Package Maintainers, and End-users/Consumers.

LoopBack joins OpenJS Foundation as Incubation Project
OpenJS welcomes LoopBack as the newest incubation project to the foundation. LoopBack is a popular Node.js framework for API creation and a platform to build large scale Node.js applications using proven patterns with TypeScrip. It also supports SOAP and enterprise databases. LoopBack has been supported at IBM with broad support from the outside community, with almost half of its pull requests coming from community members.

Incubation Projects Moving to Graduation Status
At the heart of OpenJS are its Incubation Projects that are working to complete their on-boarding requirements, so that they can move out of incubation. Congratulations to our new Graduation projects nvm and NativeScript.

nvm Graduation
nvm works on increasing accessibility by providing a convenient way of installing and managing the different versions of Node.js. Some areas that nvm benefits developers include the ability to install Node on any Posix-compliant system that has curl/wget and the ability to switch between node versions per-shell.

NativeScript Graduation
NativeScript is streamlining language switching and IDE jumping. This has led to multiple opportunities in the reuse of code between web and mobile development, thus helping to expand the reach of JavaScript.

Training and Certification
OpenJS offers Node.js Training and Certification programs which were developed in partnership with NodeSource and Nearform. These courses help users work on standing out in the job market, and helps companies easily source talent. 

To learn more about and benefit from the OpenJS Node.js Training and Certification programs, click here

Certification has already had a positive impact on developers’ lives. Prosper Opara, Junior Fullstack Engineer at Deimos Cloud in Nigeria, recently shared his experience with the Node.js Certification. He said that certification helped strengthen his confidence in his skills as a Node.js developer. Additionally, his team members’ trust in his expertise with Node.js has significantly increased. 

Free Node.js Coding Workshop by IBM
Participants also have the opportunity to learn from experts who work on the Node.js platform and who build robust Node.js applications in the field through a free virtual coding workshop at OpenJS World sponsored by IBM, on Thursday, June 3. 

OpenJS Resources
To learn more about how you could be a part of the OpenJS Foundation, click here.

About OpenJS Foundation
The OpenJS Foundation is committed to supporting the healthy growth of the JavaScript ecosystem and web technologies by providing a neutral organization to host and sustain projects, as well as collaboratively fund activities for the benefit of the community at large. The OpenJS Foundation is made up of 37 open source JavaScript projects including Appium, Dojo, jQuery, Node.js, and webpack and is supported by 30 corporate and end-user members, including GoDaddy, Google, IBM, Intel, Joyent, and Microsoft. These members recognize the interconnected nature of the JavaScript ecosystem and the importance of providing a central home for projects which represent significant shared value. 

About Linux Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, and open hardware. Linux Foundation projects like Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js and more are considered critical to the development of the world’s most important infrastructure. Its development methodology leverages established best practices and addresses the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit their website.