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Value of Values

Metal Toad is a values based business. I’m not sure if this makes us unique within the software developer community but it does make us an outlier within the organizations that I’ve worked for over…
By Jonathan Mills, Director of Accounts
September 26, 2019

How to win with the AWS Well Architected Framework

Over the years, we've perfected our standards regarding product management, scrum management, code quality, peer review, continuous deployments, and others. With each new learning of our own that we…
By Tony Rost, Chief Technology Officer
September 26, 2019

The Cloud War: Battlefront IBC (2 of 4)

At IBC2019, the biggest international conference for the Media & Entertainment industry I am evaluating which cloud provider is showing up with the most substantial ecosystem to tackle the…
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
September 19, 2019

The Cloud War: Battlefront IBC (1 of 4)

At IBC2019, the biggest international conference for the Media & Entertainment industry, there were some major themes: OTT (Over Top Top) experiences (all Android-based) STB (Set Top Box) tech…
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
September 19, 2019

My Programming Journey

My First Programming Language At some point after I learned to read, but before middle school, I took an interest in computers and used my dad's IBM PC - this one - to learn BASIC, a programming…
By J.D. Sandifer, JavaScript Engineer
September 18, 2019

Consumer Grade Expectations

Here at Metal Toad, we’re constantly engaged in developing solutions for complex, cloud-focused application needs. What’s intriguing about the space I hold (account management and partner development…
By Jonathan Mills, Director of Accounts
August 29, 2019

Metal Toad's CEO Talks Future of eCommerce at Alibaba.com…

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.…
By Corinna Gelster-Borgardt, Creative Director
August 8, 2019

An Overview of Redux Middleware for React Applications

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…
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By Mike Guida,
August 2, 2019

The Cloud is More Secure Than Your Facility

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…
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
August 2, 2019

The Value of Android, iOS, and React to the Cloud

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…
By James Simshaw, Senior Software Engineer
July 31, 2019

How Cloud became the most important buzzword in business

I talk a lot about the Cloud.  In fact if I were doing shots every time I mentioned the word, I'd probably be facedown on my desk by 9AM.  Like many buzzwords in the C-Suite there's a lot of…
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
July 21, 2019

How to Choose the Right Cloud Provider

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…
By Nathan Wilkerson, Cloud Operations Manager
June 14, 2019

Why the Cloud Movement Is the Future of All Business

Cloud computing is quickly becoming not just another tech innovation, but a fundamental shift in the way businesses function. There is no industry it won’t touch, and no business it can’t radically…
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
June 11, 2019

Effects of Siloing

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…
By James Simshaw, Senior Software Engineer
April 12, 2019

5 Signs You Need Cloud Migration Consulting

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…
By Victoria Blake, Vice President of Product
April 4, 2019

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