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ARKit 3: What’s new in 2019 as seen at WWDC

ARKit 3: What’s new in 2019 as seen at WWDC

Intro to ARKit ARKit is a framework provided by the iOS SDK (11+) that gives developers the opportunity to create augmented reality experiences in a fraction of the time it would take to create them completely from scratch. It uses the device’s camera and...

Droidcon Lisbon 2019: An Overview

Droidcon Lisbon 2019: An Overview

This week, I attended a Droidcon event in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference itself was at the University of Lisbon, known at this time of year for bright sunshine, mild temperatures, and a unique initiation ritual for freshmen known as Praxe, which was...

Javascript Programming & Data Processing with Underscore

Javascript Programming & Data Processing with Underscore

At Shockoe.com, many of us heavily use Underscore JS within our Javascript codebases. Underscore provides a number of great functions that implement very common Javascript programming tasks, but a lot of the docs aren't super self explanatory. It can sometimes be...

Metalling with Titanium: Building my first Alloy application

Metalling with Titanium: Building my first Alloy application

    Event listeners. Callback functions. Asynchronous programming? These words were foreign to me when I first started working at Shockoe LLC the first week of October 2015. But somehow, I needed to use these things to create a mobile...

Shockoe Wellness: Healthy Developers, Happy Developers

Shockoe Wellness: Healthy Developers, Happy Developers

There’s a reason the stereotypical image of a software developer is a slovenly mess, a large mass in a black t-shirt covered in potato chip crumbs, the reason being is it’s often true. And while we can’t prevent the ever-growing threat of black t-shirt wearing, we all...

Why iOS7 is a Game-Changer for the Enterprise

Why iOS7 is a Game-Changer for the Enterprise

The recent launch of Apple’s new iOS7 has many talking about how the new version of the operating system was the final death knell of Apple’s skeuomorphic roots, but beyond the style and sleekness of the upgrade, the enterprise should see the feature dense iOS7 as a...

Making a great app takes time

Making a great app takes time

Hey all, I’m Bruce.  I’m a new hire at Shockoe.com.  I’m very excited to be here on the front lines of the mobile revolution! Building a mobile application involves much more than just making the app.  There’s extensive design work, development time, and testing that...

RVA Game Jams: Dragenvoy- Ludum Dare 26!

RVA Game Jams: Dragenvoy- Ludum Dare 26!

This past weekend RVA Game Jams hosted a real-world meetup for Ludum Dare 26!  The ludum dare comes in two flavors, a 48-hour solo competition and a 72-hour group based game jam.  We had participants in both flavors at the 804RVA jam location, and saw some great...

Don’t copy and paste other people’s code, type it out

Don’t copy and paste other people’s code, type it out

If there's one thing that hasn't changed for me from the first day I started writing code until today, about my 500th day, it's that not knowing where to start is incredibly intimidating. I acutely remember the panic of learning HTML and having no idea how...

Understanding and Combating Coder’s Block

It's very hard to explain to non-coders how artistic coding really is. People who use software are constantly complaining about usability issues, but when they think about the code behind the software they think "it either works or it doesn't." That is not how coders...

March 2018: Mobile News and Trends

We've got some hot news: our buddies at Appcelerator won the GSMA Global Mobile 2012 Best Cloud-Based Tech Award in Barcelona last week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The judge's comment on the award announcement: "Quintessential cloud, write once, deploy...

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