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Frank Sinatra was renowned, among other things, for his ability to nail a recording in one take. The problem with making something look easy is that people start to believe it’s easy. The team at Shockoe spends a lot of time singing in the shower (and reading, training, and talking) to make it look easy in our own way.

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Bringing Balance to the (Work) Force

From early in life, balance is a key attribute we strive to accomplish. From learning to sit and walk, to juggling sleeping with waking hours, we figure out how to navigate the world. This carries through to school years where our parents help us learn to balance...

Clutch Names Shockoe a Top Developer in Virginia

Align Mobile Technology to Human Behavior Shockoe brings a holistic view of what it take to bring emerging technology to the edge. We bring a deep experience in mobile apps and the latest in AR and voice technology. Understanding the changing world of software...

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There’s an Alternative to Rest API: GraphQL

Recently I was asked to update a Node.JS server to replace all of the standard REST endpoints with GraphQL functionality. The project I was working on had already seen me working with multiple technologies I had never used before but this one I had never...

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The Argument for Training an Aging Workforce

People are choosing to work for longer for several reasons. They are living longer than previous generations. Changes to Social Security benefits, a decline in employer contributed retirement plans, along with the need to save more. They have more...

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5 Useful Tips for Kotlin Users

In 2017 Google announced first-class support for Kotlin on Android at Google I/O, and shortly after I started looking into using Kotlin for our Android projects here at Shockoe. It took a few years before we officially started using Kotlin as our preferred...

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