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Floggr Amplify App Pt II - Storage

This is a three part post about my experience using AWS Amplify to develop a food logging app for the Metal Toad hackathon. In part one I covered the initial project overview/setup and our experience implementing Amplify Auth. Here in part two I will cover Amplify Storage. Finally, part three will cover my favorite part, Amplify AppSync and PubSub.

AWS: What is it?

I spend a lot of my time talking about AWS these days: it's at the heart of the services our company offers, but many savvy business people have never heard the term before.  Taken literally AWS is an acronym for Amazon Web Services, but that doesn't really help to clarify what it is.  Defined a little more generally AWS is a division and offering from the company Amazon (the same one many people are buying from online) and essentially sells what boils down to selling computer time in the cloud.  It is by far the most profitable divisio

Floggr Amplify App Part I - Overview and Auth

This is a three part post about our experience using AWS Amplify to develop a food logging app for the Metal Toad hackathon. Here in part one we cover the initial project overview/setup and our experience implementing Amplify Auth. Part two will cover Amplify Storage, with part three covering Amplify AppSync and PubSub.

Google Stadia: The Cloud and the Client

My earliest network gaming experience was playing Netrek in a campus computer lab. The game was played on UNIX workstations with up to sixteen simultaneous players. It was incredibly fun. It was also terrible for the local network. Players were banned from playing during ‘business’ hours, and even then, the truly hardcore preferred to play late at night, when as few people as possible were using the systems. Students with access to more powerful servers restricted to CS majors and grad students were envied.

AWS CMS (1 of 4) Intro

Over the past several years, Metal Toad has launched several successful cloud-first web and mobile applications, often with hardware components. With each release, I'm noticing how product management, UX, and engineering are frequently able to produce the same features of a CMS faster and cheaper than using Drupal, Wordpress, Salesforce, and Adobe.

The Battle for Cloud Marketshare in Oregon

Oregon has always been well known for its timber industry.  Indeed at one point in the 1970s fully 12% of the States GDP was produced by timber.  While timber's former dominance is not a surprise, many people are surprised to learn that Oregon’s high tech sector is so prevalent.  By some 2015 estimates, high tech in Oregon could be calculated at up to 25% of GDP.

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