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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 Video distribution via…
Joaquin Lippincott
September 19th, 2019
Programming Journey

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 language designed to be…
J.D. Sandifer
September 18th, 2019
Consumer Grade Expectations

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) is that clients are…
Jonathan Mills
August 29th, 2019
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Metal Toad's CEO Talks Future of eCommerce at Alibaba.com Seminar

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…
Corinna Gelster-Borgardt
August 8th, 2019
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An Overview of Redux Middleware for React Applications

This article is one of Metal Toad's Top 10 React JS Tips. Enjoy! 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…
Mike Guida
August 2nd, 2019
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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 the most secure…
Joaquin Lippincott
August 2nd, 2019
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The Value of Android, iOS, and React to the Cloud

This article is one of Metal Toad's Top 10 React JS Tips. Enjoy! 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…
James Simshaw
July 31st, 2019
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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 disrupt. If you’re not…
Joaquin Lippincott
June 11th, 2019
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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.   Positive effects of…
James Simshaw
April 12th, 2019
5 Signs You Need Cloud Migration Consulting

5 Signs You Need AWS 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 OS things seem wonky.…
Victoria Blake
April 4th, 2019
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5 Signs You Need Better AWS DevOps

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…
Victoria Blake
March 14th, 2019
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Automotive Aftermarket and IoT

We all know cars are getting smarter, and car manufacturers are competing more and more not just based on reliability but increasingly based on technology.  At Metal Toad, we had some fun hacking into a minivan to see what…
Joaquin Lippincott
March 13th, 2019

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