About the Show
Merge Conflict is a weekly discussion with Frank and James on all things development, technology, & more. After years of being friends, Frank and James finally decided to sit down and start a podcast about their lives as mobile developers using Xamarin. Much more than just another mobile development podcast, Merge Conflict, reaches all areas of development including desktop, server, and of course mobile. They also cover fun things happening in the world of technology and gaming and whatever else happens to be on Frank's and James' minds.
Merge Conflict 81: It Takes Two to Debug
January 22nd, 2018
50 mins 41 secs
android, automation, debugging, device debug, dogs, ios, logging, mini husky, visual studio, xamarin
When something goes wrong, it is time to debug! Or maybe first we should write logs? Maybe we should use the intermediate window? Or perhaps write a unit test? We discuss our pro tips for debugging when something goes wrong.
Merge Conflict 80: It's Your Fault We Couldn't Name This Episode
January 15th, 2018
40 mins 1 sec
.net standard, android, business, c#, css, don syme, f#, ios, llc, performance, technology, xamarin, xamarin.forms
We are not lawyers! However, we both have our own LLCs. We explain why on this lightning talk week and also tackle your questions around performance, .NET Standard, CSS in Xamarin.Forms, and technologies we think are worth investing in.
Merge Conflict 79: Frank Justifies His iMac Pro
January 8th, 2018
android, back to work, imac, imac pro, ios, iphone, new hardware, new year, xamarin
We kick off the new year by not knowing what to do, what to talk about, or just about anything. All we know is Frank has taken the plunge on the new iMac Pro, so why not have him justify it and discuss when is a good time to update your development hardware and software.
Merge Conflict 78: This One is Actually Good
January 1st, 2018
51 mins 2 secs
ai, ar, best of, bitrise, c#, continuous integration, new year, top of 2017, visual studio, vr, vsts, xamarin, xamarin live player
Happy 2018! We made it, so let's recap the best in tech, development, live, coffee, and so much more that happened in 2017. We expose out top picks of the year and of course what we are looking forward to in 2018.
Merge Conflict 77: `dotnet pack holiday`
December 25th, 2017
43 mins 32 secs
.net standard, android, devops, holiday hacks, ios, monkeycache, nuget, python, tfs, vsts, xamarin
In this holiday special we thank our listeners by getting to all of your great questions that you have been asking about python, Visual Studio, DevOps, and so much more. We discuss our holiday hacks that we plan on doing this year along with how we have fallen in love with .NET Standard's new auto NuGet packaging.
Merge Conflict 76: We Can't Solve Everyone's Problem
December 18th, 2017
46 mins 4 secs
android, asp.net, c# 7.2, cache, data caching, database, ios, monkey, monkeycache, offline, ooui, windows, xamarin, xamarin.forms
When having SQLite isn't enough for James he has to go try to solve offline data caching again with Monkey Cache. We discuss why this open source library happened, where it is going, what are best practices for data caching, and so much more.
Merge Conflict 75: The Hello World of Video Production
December 11th, 2017
41 mins 47 secs
audio, ios, live coding, presentations, production, twitch, video, video production, xamarin, youtube
Have you ever thought about coding to a live audience? How about producing video content such as How-To guides? We discuss what goes into this long process, what equipment is needed, and several tips and tricks on this weeks pod.
Merge Conflict 74: App Distribution, the Hard Way
December 4th, 2017
36 mins 1 sec
alpha testing, android, app center, app distribution, aws, azure, docker, fastlane, ios, testflight, xamarin
How do you get your app into your testers hands? App Center, TestFlight, HockeyApp, Google Play, E-mail? So many options exist, but how do you do it right and get testers signed up fast. We take a look at all the options and some tools fastlane offers.
Merge Conflict 73: Program Language Evolution
November 27th, 2017
37 mins 40 secs
android, c#, ios, java, swift, xamarin
Keeping up with different operating systems is hard enough, but how do you keep up with all of the new awesome features in C#, Swift, and all of the other amazing languages out there? We discuss how we do it and what is new in C# 7.1, 7.2, and take a glimpse into 8!
Merge Conflict 72: Xamarin.Forms on the Web
November 20th, 2017
36 mins 10 secs
android, asp.net, asp.net core, ios, ooui, xamarin, xamarin.forms, xaml
Xamarin.Forms on the web? XAML powering your ASP.NET applications? How can this be so? Well with Frank's new Ooui library the life long dream is now a reality. While still early on, developers are loving it! We discuss where it came from and where it is going next.
Merge Conflict 71: Continuous Everything with DevOps
November 13th, 2017
42 mins 16 secs
android, automation, bitrise, cd mobile center, ci, delivery, devops, integration, ios, visual studio, vsts, xamarin
James is on a DevOps kick after going on tour with Donovan in South America and he wants to automate everything! It is different this time as he wants full control with Visual Studio Team Services and he even wants to manage his own build machines! Is he crazy? Probably, listen in to find out.
Merge Conflict 70: Cloud $$$$
November 6th, 2017
34 mins 54 secs
android, cloud services, dependency injection, ioc, ios, podcast, podcast setup, xamarin
It is that time of the year once again! That is right, lightning talks on Merge Conflict. We cover 6 different topics submitted by your, our listeners, in under 30 minutes!
Merge Conflict 69: Copy Pasta
October 30th, 2017
34 mins 24 secs
android, copy paste, git, github, ios, management, sharing code, submodule, xamarin
When is the right time to fork a repository and send a pull request for feature request? Or is it better use a submodule in your own repository? Or maybe just copy and paste the code into your solution? We discuss all the possibilities.
Merge Conflict 68: Throw Some XAML In It
October 23rd, 2017
38 mins 39 secs
android, architecture, cross platform, ios, react native, ui, windows, xamarin, xamarin.forms, xaml
We know how to share our business logic between our applications, but what about some of the user interface. We aren't talking Xamarin.Forms, we are talking cross platform views in native iOS, Android, and Windows apps. What type of architecture is needed and what technologies enable us to do this.
Merge Conflict 67: Surviving a Hackathon
October 16th, 2017
42 mins 51 secs
android, charity, code, devops, hackathon, ios, mobile center, profiling, seattle give camp, xamarin, xamarin.forms
In a quick follow up, James finally breaks down and learns how to properly learn the profiler. This last weekend Frank & James participated and helped organize a mobile app hackathon for charity. What went right? What went wrong? And will they ever do another hackathon again?