On July 26th, Metal Toad’s CEO and Founder Joaquin Lippincott, spoke at Build-up, an event hosted by Alibaba.com in partnership with the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and California Market Center. As the world’s fourth most valuable tech company and a business to business (B2B) goliath, Alibaba.com holds these seminars to aid growing businesses access to the invaluable tools and services they provide.
August 8, 2019
While working with large React applications, having a solid Redux architecture can keep data flow clean and easy to debug. A common point of confusion in Redux is the middleware pattern. We'll discuss why Redux middleware is beneficial, where it fits in, and step through an implementation of it.
August 2, 2019
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal ominously titled Capital One Breach Casts Shadow Over Cloud Security, veers dangerously close to blaming an internal company error at Capital One on one of the most secure companies in the world. The article might be better headlined as "dirty bath water casts shadow over baby".
August 2, 2019
As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Metal Toad helps our clients identify their cloud solutions. However, one question I frequently hear is, “If we are building cloud solutions, then why is there a need for engineers in Android, iOS, and React specialties?”.
July 31, 2019
Cloud is not the first (and probably not the last) disruptor to business via software. Over the past 50 years or so there have been four major epochs of software, with Cloud being the latest. SaaS software is dying and the Cloud is coming for all of us.
July 21, 2019
The promise of cloud technology has spawned tremendous innovation by some of the biggest, most powerful companies in the world. Choosing a cloud provider is a very important undertaking. Get it wrong, and you’ll incur big costs, delays, and headaches; get it right, and you’ll position your firm for a more scalable and profitable future. To make the right decision, it’s critical to understand the differences among the top cloud providers. Each brings a different set of strengths and weaknesses…
June 14, 2019
Cloud computing is quickly becoming not just another tech innovation, but a fundamental shift in the way businesses function. Learn the top 6 advantages of moving to cloud and the ONLY 3 ways to accomplish innovation.
June 11, 2019
In my first blog on this topic, I covered the root causes of siloing. This time around, I am going to provide a few positive and negative effects that siloing can produce, starting with productivity.
April 12, 2019
At some point in the last decade, you’ve probably bought a new computer. And at first, it’s great: performance is zippy, but after a few years, things start slowing down. Even though you upgrade your OS things seem wonky. And your friends—who just bought the latest model —are talking about all kinds of cool features that aren’t available on your machine. So you start shopping for a new computer...and the cycle repeats.
April 4, 2019
Imagine this scenario: you want to build a new house, so you hire two people: an architect to design the structure and all the plumbing and wiring and the like, and an interior designer to come up with the various features of the rooms, the lighting, the colors, the decor. Six months later, they each hand over their plans...but they haven’t actually spoken to each other the entire time. If you hand those two sets of plans over to a contractor, how likely do you think your house is to be built…
March 14, 2019