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.
Episode 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.
Episode 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.
Episode 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?
Merge Conflict 66: Drawing Pixels with SkiaSharp
October 9th, 2017
45 mins 34 secs
2d graphics, crossgraphics, google, ios, microcharts, ngraphics, pixel event, skia, skiasharp, urhosharp, xamarin, xamarin.forms
Google announces a slew of new products including the brand new Pixel 2, which means James has finally place an order for a new phone. We break down the full Pixel event, but go deeper into our topic of the week of 2D and 3D cross-platform drawing libraries with SkiaSharp.
Merge Conflict 65: Worst Plan Ever
October 2nd, 2017
48 mins 28 secs
android, hackathon, ios, machine learning, planning, project management, trello, xamarin
A quick follow up on Frank's Hot-dog or Not app he tried to create in a week? After that we take a look at what it takes to completely plan an actual application by yourself or with a full team. We discuss our management style, tools we like, and how we plan out releases.
Merge Conflict 64: Machine Learning as a Service
September 25th, 2017
39 mins 10 secs
android, cognitive services, coreml, ios, ios 11, machine learning, xamarin
If we aren't talking about machine learning then we are talking about machine learning on Merge Conflict! This week we go through several services and resources to find out what exactly it takes to build hot dog or not!
Merge Conflict 63: Who Needs a Phone Anymore
September 18th, 2017
1 hr 15 secs
android, apple keynote, apple tv, apple tv 4k, apple watch, ios, ios 11, iphone x, watchos, xamarin
It is that time of the year when Apple unveils all of the brand new toys for consumers and developers. Sure everyone is talking about the new iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K , but what about the launch of Xcode 9, iOS 11, and watchOS 4? We got you covered and discuss it all!
Merge Conflict 62: Snacking on Android Oreo
September 11th, 2017
52 mins 8 secs
android, android 8, android oreo, api 26, ios 11, notifications, oreo, picture-in-picture
We have survived the beta summers and Android 8.0 Oreo is finally out with a plethora of beautiful APIs. We discuss all the delicious bits of this lovely release for both developers and end users.
Merge Conflict 61: Getting to the Core of ARCore
September 4th, 2017
37 mins 40 secs
android, arcore, arkit, augmented reality, ios, light estimation, motion tracking, uwp, virtual reality, vr, windows, xamarin
We just can't get enough of augmented reality and the awesome new SDKs that are being created for developers to use. This week we discuss Google's attempt for Android and web developers with ARCore.