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Running FaaS on Linux Mint 19.3 with Kubeless

FaaS, the acronym for Function as a Service, is a cloud computing service that allows developers to build, run, and manage applications as functions without having to maintain their own infrastructure. In such an approach,…
Lauro Lacerda
May 3rd, 2021
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Kubeless: Role your own FaaS

All major cloud offerings have a Function as a Service (FaaS) tool. AWS offers Lambda, Azure offers Functions, GCP offers Cloud Functions. At Metal Toad we have used FaaS to back APIs, perform ETL, and execute work from…
Nathan Wilkerson
May 3rd, 2021
Retail ecommerce growth 2014 to 2020

Ecommerce trends 2021

I recently bought a t-shirt online. Printed on the shirt is a hilarious mash-up of a cartoon from the 80s (He-Man) and a modern-day meme ("do you even lift?"). The inspiration came from hearing the phrase...
Joaquin Lippincott
April 28th, 2021
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The Future of Cloud Security

1) What is the state of cloud security today? Cloud security today is where the fashion industry was 20 years ago. If you can remember back that far, the fashion industry was settling into its new global supply chain…
Tony Rost
April 14th, 2021
Media Orchestration + Cloud

Media Orchestration + Cloud

With over 23 years in the industry, Art Raymond has been involved in media and advertising for the totality of his career. From the very beginning, Art’s goal was to build the most efficient multi-channel publishing platform…
Joaquin Lippincott
April 14th, 2021
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Back to work

For the first time in 12 months, I am exploring options for an actual office space outside of my home.  As many of you know, Metal Toad went...
Joaquin Lippincott
April 13th, 2021
Understanding the Cloud Media Workload: Content Creation

Understanding the Cloud Media Workload: Content Creation

The HPA Tech Retreat is the pre-eminent gathering of industry-leading thinkers and innovation-focused companies engaged in the creation, management, and dissemination of content. At the HPA Tech Retreat, the most compelling…
Jonathan Mills
March 31st, 2021
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Tips to manage stress

In this pandemic`s time we are all living, stress can be really part of our lives. We all have stress sometimes in our life, at work, at home, and on the road. Sometimes we can feel especially stressed because of a bad…
Nadia Fornaro
March 25th, 2021
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How to host a virtual conference

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Joaquin Lippincott
March 24th, 2021
Back to the future - of websites

How to make a website

22 years ago, I worked at a company called LACityWeb.com.  The company failed in the year 2000, but back in 1999 we were selling websites. The sales pitch was that a website was a key part
Joaquin Lippincott
March 17th, 2021
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How to work remotely

Get our top 5 tips to doing remote work right. We've been working remotely since 2019 and learned a number of things the hard way.
Joaquin Lippincott
March 10th, 2021
What is wallstreetbets Reddit?

What is wallstreetbets Reddit?

It's likely been impossible for you to miss all the talk about GameStop stock. This upside is due to a corner of the internet called Reddit. More specifically, a corner of Reddit called r/wallstreetbets.
Joaquin Lippincott
March 4th, 2021

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