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 26: A Pinch of PHP and a Dash of JS
January 2nd, 2017
37 mins 46 secs
Even though we love our world of C# sometimes we have to adventure into the great unknown to get things done.
Merge Conflict 25: #HolidayHacks
December 26th, 2016
37 mins 59 secs
arduboy, holiday, holidayhacks, iot, xamarin
The holidays are here and it is time to do some holiday hacking on things we wish we could have done this year.
Merge Conflict 24: Everyone Needs Extensions
December 19th, 2016
44 mins 26 secs
extensions, visual studio, xamarin, xamarin sudio
We love our IDEs and live in them most of the day, but it is sure is nice to reach into their extensible frameworks and add even more productivity.
Merge Conflict 23: ORM or Bust
December 12th, 2016
54 mins 24 secs
database, nosql, orm, sql, sqlite, xamarin
Object-relational mappings, you can't live with them and can't live without them so you have probably written your own by now. When you need a database an ORM is a must and we decipher the need and implementations.
Merge Conflict 22: Designing Apps the Developer Way
December 5th, 2016
38 mins 8 secs
Design, android, app, ios, material design, mobile apps, xamarin
This week we take a look at how we design mobile applications. We discuss designing for multiple platforms including the choice to design for the platform or use a custom app design.
Merge Conflict 21: Always Be Profiling Code
November 28th, 2016
40 mins 1 sec
best practices, development, memory, performance, profiling, xamarin
We seem to be addicted to refactoring code, but what about checking in on CPU and Memory performance and usage with profiling?
Merge Conflict 20: Lightning Talks Round 2
November 21st, 2016
36 mins 10 secs
.net, git, lightning talks, macos, mobile marketshare, xamarin, xamarin.mac
It is lightning talk week on Merge Conflict as we cover six different development topics in under thirty minutes.
Merge Conflict 19: Home Automation API Integration 2.0
November 14th, 2016
42 mins 39 secs
alexa, amazon echo, google home, iot, smart home, xamarin
James has gone and purchased a Google Home and now thinks he can fully automate his entire house, but can he wrap his developer mind around the new world of IoT in his home and get it all playing together?
Merge Conflict 18: Ads + ? == Profit
November 7th, 2016
41 mins 5 secs
ad, admob, advertising, android, facebook, iap, ios, mobile ads, monetize, xamarin
Users and developers are overwhelmed with options to monetize their mobile applications. With so many strategies, how do you know what to pick and what will work for your apps?
Merge Conflict 17: Live Coding - The Ultimate Performance
October 31st, 2016
41 mins 48 secs
conferences, presentations, public speaking, speaking
Frank is off to deliver a technical presentation in London and James is here to help with his Tips and Tricks on presenting code.
Merge Conflict 16: There Will Always Be Room for Nintendo
October 24th, 2016
34 mins 34 secs
game development, mobile games, nintendo, nintendo switch, super mario run, xamarin
Nintendo has announced Switch, their new hybrid portable game console. What does this mean for mobile games, what are the opportunities for developers, and where to get started.
Merge Conflict 15: Bots Bots Bots
October 17th, 2016
36 mins 7 secs
bot framework, bots, iot, speech recognition, xamarin
Bots are the new conversational user interface that integrates with the most popular apps that we use. This week we discuss where to start, what options are available, what is the future?
Merge Conflict 14: Stumbling into VR
October 10th, 2016
37 mins 28 secs
PlayStation VR, daydream, google vr, htc vive, oculous rift, vr, vr development, xamarin
This week Frank and James stumble into a whole new world of virtual reality with new devices, SDKs, and a whole lot of fun.
Merge Conflict 13: Let's Talk About Bugs
October 3rd, 2016
43 mins 22 secs
bugs, development, mobile, quality, xamarin
Let's be honest, no one writes perfect code and those sneaky bugs find their way in. Frank and James take a look at mitigating and managing bugs and how to properly get feedback from their users.
Merge Conflict 12: Surviving Beta Summers
September 26th, 2016
38 mins 16 secs
alpha, beta, ios 10, new software, nougat, visual studio, xamarin
It is new OS season, the best time of year and yet the worst time of year. This week we cover how we survive and preparing for the end of the end of beta summer.