Thomas Hunter II Thomas has contributed to dozens of enterprise Node.js services and has worked for a company dedicated to securing Node.js. He has spoken at several conferences on Node.js and JavaScript, is the author of Distributed Systems with Node.js, and is an organizer of NodeSchool SF.

Stories by Thomas Hunter II

Node.js ORMs and Why You Shouldn't Use Them

Node.js ORMs: Why you shouldn’t use them

ORM provides a layer of abstraction over the SQL statement by allowing developers to operate on the object instead of writing SQL queries.

Thomas Hunter II
Oct 5, 2022 ⋅ 16 min read
Node.js task runners: Are they right for you?

Node.js task runners vs. module bundlers

Learn how to choose between a module bundler or a task runner for your app in this overview of each tool, its popularity, and its uses.

Thomas Hunter II
Dec 2, 2021 ⋅ 9 min read

Zero-downtime deploys with DigitalOcean, GitHub, and Docker

Build and deploy both simple and complex application infrastructures with zero downtime using DigitalOcean, GitHub, and Docker.

Thomas Hunter II
Jan 28, 2021 ⋅ 14 min read

Common API mistakes and how to avoid them

The advice in this article applies to any API. However, some of the issues we’ll consider are easier to encounter […]

Thomas Hunter II
Jan 14, 2019 ⋅ 12 min read