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 42: Code Coverage == Quality
April 24th, 2017
44 mins 44 secs
TDD, acceptance testing, android, ios, nunit, test drive development, testing, ui tests, unit tests, user interface testing, web, xamarin, xunit
It's everyone's favorite topic... TESTING! That is right we tackle the world of unit testing, code coverage, user interface testing, acceptance testing, and so much more.
Merge Conflict 41: Print me up, Scotty
April 17th, 2017
44 mins 5 secs
3D printing, android, ios, makerbot, mobile, nintendo switch, switch, tiko, xamarin
Is 3D printing poised to change how we prototype and build parts and full machines or is it just another toy? We discuss all the pros and cons on this weeks Merge Conflict.
Merge Conflict 40: Setting Expectations
April 10th, 2017
37 mins 34 secs
android, app development, app store promotion, certificates, developer setup, ios, keystores, promotion, settings, xamarin
It's that time again... Lightning Talks!!! This week we cover six different spanning settings, app advertising, provisioning, and more!
Merge Conflict 39: Parsing Palindromes
April 3rd, 2017
43 mins 52 secs
coding challenges, data structures, development, interviews, ios, linked lists, studying, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It's time to tune or developer skills by leveraging some amazing coding challenges that teach us exactly what are linked lists again?
Merge Conflict 38: One Library to Rule Them All
March 27th, 2017
53 mins 38 secs
.net, .net core, .net standard, android, asp.net core, ios, libraries, linux, macos, shared code, windows forms, wpf, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It is finally time for .NET truly to be EVERYWHERE! This week we investigate the dream of .NET Standard libraries, one library that can be shared in any .NET application.
Merge Conflict 37: TLS - How Do You EVEN
March 20th, 2017
51 mins 53 secs
android, http, ios, networking, ssl, tls, windows, xamarin
It's time to go down the rabbit hole of networking to investigate the ins and outs of Transport Layer Security (TLS) and how it impacts your apps.
Merge Conflict 36: Sorry iPhone 4
March 13th, 2017
41 mins 2 secs
android, ios, market share, platform share, platform support, xamarin, xamarin.forms
When and how should you drop support for a specific device or operating system? We talk about the market today and how we handle it in our own apps.
Merge Conflict 35: Security Through Obscurity
March 6th, 2017
40 mins 59 secs
android, ios, mobile, obfuscation, security, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It's time to talk code security when developing applications to try to stop people from stealing our precious code and apps.
Merge Conflict 34: Developing for macOS
February 27th, 2017
56 mins 51 secs
desktop, macos, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It is time to tackle the other desktop and brush up on our struts and springs as when investigate the ins and outs of macOS.
Merge Conflict 33: Prepping for Disaster
February 20th, 2017
42 mins 14 secs
backup, backup services, data, data recovery, machine backup, nas, sync services
Is your data ready for a complete disaster? We discuss why you should be caring about backing up your data and how to easily get started.
Merge Conflict 32: Building "Super" Computers
February 13th, 2017
40 mins 25 secs
computer building, computers, gaming, streaming, technology
Everyone should build their own computer! This week we cover the ins and outs of building your own "Super" computer from scratch.
Merge Conflict 31: One UI to Rule Them All
February 6th, 2017
46 mins 23 secs
android, cross-platform ui, ios, xamarin, xamarin.forms, xaml
Cross-platform native user interface? Pipe dream or reality? Frank and James debate the Pros and Cons of Xamarin.Forms.
Merge Conflict 30: The One with No Conflicts
January 30th, 2017
39 mins 20 secs
adversting, big data, lightning talks, mobile, search ads, shaders, tensorflow, xamarin
It's lightning talks week here on Merge Conflict. We cover six topics in under thirty minutes! iMessage Apps, GPU Programming, Tensorflow, and so much more.
Merge Conflict 29: What Developers Ought to Try in 2017
January 23rd, 2017
37 mins 11 secs
debuggin, linker, linux, macos, xamarin
What better way to start 2017 than a crash course in fun new things for developers to start playing around with. We pick out our favorite topics that developers ought to know to try out in 2017.