Merge Conflict

Join Frank & James for a weekly discussion on the world of technology and development including C#, F#, .NET, web, mobile, and more.

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.

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Episodes

  • 258: WWDC 2021 Recap

    June 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 17 mins
  • 257: M1RACLES

    June 7th, 2021  |  32 mins 23 secs
    android, ios, m1, m1racles, mac, security, xamarin

    We discuss M1RACLES (CVE-2021-30747) and new Xcode requirements.

  • 256: Microsoft Build 2021 Recap

    May 31st, 2021  |  57 mins 19 secs
    .net maui, blazor, build, build 2021, dotnet maui, gpt-3, microsoft, xamarin

    This year's Microsoft Build was all about developer velocity! There was something for everyone from no code, low code, medium code, all the code, you name it, you had it! From .NET 6, to Power Platform, to all things Azure, we have you covered.

  • 255: What is encryption anyways?

    May 24th, 2021  |  44 mins 42 secs
    anker, camera, end-to-end, eufy, homekit, security

    256-bit super duty encryption is what is sold now adays, but what good is it if it isn't end-to-end. In light of the most recent security camera bug via Anker's eufy line we talk about what encryption should be and what these companies can do to make it better.

  • 254: AirTag Development

    May 17th, 2021  |  41 mins 10 secs
    airtag, android, apple, eddystone, ibeacon, ios, xamarin

    Apple AirTags are here, and Frank is ready to do some programming with them... but can he? What are Apple's mysterious APIs that should work with this wonderful device do?

  • 253: Past, Present, & Future of Ooui

    May 10th, 2021  |  34 mins 55 secs
    android, ios, ooui, web, xamarin, xamarin.forms, xaml

    Frank discusses the Object Oriented UI Library, Ooui! He talks about where it came from and where it is going.

  • 252: Linux GUI Apps on Windows - WSLg

    May 3rd, 2021  |  30 mins 50 secs
    android, gui, ios, linux, maui, windows, wsl, xamarin

    WSL is amazing.... but WSLg now enables you to run Linux GUI apps directly from your Windows machine!?!?! We discuss the possibilities.

  • 251: #AppleEvent - AirTags, M1 iMac, & Purple iPhone

    April 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
    airtag, apple event, imac, ios, ipad pro, m1, purple iphone, xamarin

    No upgraded MacBook devices for us just yet, but the M1 is in full force on the new iMac and iPad Pro! We break down the entire apple event.

  • 250: To The Moon

    April 19th, 2021  |  48 mins 40 secs
    android, flutter, ios, mac book, react native, windows, wwdc, xamarin

    We celebrate our 250th episode by answering as many questions as we can from YOU, our listeners!

  • 249: A Beautiful Disaster

    April 12th, 2021  |  33 mins 45 secs
    andorid, apple, ar, google glass, ios, mr, vr, wwdc, xamarin

    WWDC 21 is officially happening and we sit down to speculate on what we think will be announced and reflect on some of our favorite tech devices we have been able to program on.

  • 248: Satisfying Business Requirements

    April 5th, 2021  |  48 mins 2 secs
    android, ios, winform, wpf, xamarin

    Yes, this is the most boring title ever, but this podcast episode isn't!

  • 247: Generating UI with GPT-3

    March 29th, 2021  |  54 mins 52 secs
    code generation, gpt-3, xamarin, xaml

    Frank goes hands on with GPT-3 for the first time and basically puts himself out of a job as he has it create his entire app for him. We discuss.

  • 246: Breaking out of the Desktop App Sandbox

    March 22nd, 2021  |  39 mins 7 secs
    app store, apple, ios, m1, mac book, macos, store, uwp, xamarin

    Putting apps into the app store is amazing, but the frameworks limit your ability as an app developer to do certain things on the desktop. We discuss how to keep long running processing going and breaking out of that sandbox with some great APIs.

  • 245: Doubling Down on Cross-Platform Development

    March 15th, 2021  |  40 mins 50 secs
    .net maui, android, dotnet maui, ios, maui, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    .NET MAUI may be on the way, but Xamarin.Forms 5 is here today! We discuss the journey and what is next.

  • 244: Introduction to Microservices

    March 8th, 2021  |  41 mins 47 secs
    azure, compose, docker, microservices, mobile, xamarin

    We are ready to enter the world of Docker and Microservices.... but first what is a microservice? What is a container? An image? Why is all of this important? We discuss.

  • 243: Lessons Learned - 3 Years of FuGet

    March 1st, 2021  |  41 mins 40 secs
    android, asp.net, fuget, ios, nuget, open source, packages, xamarin

    It has been nearly 3 years since Frank launched FuGet.org the pro NuGet package browsing website. A lot has happened and he reflects on the last 3 years and talks about lessons he learned and what he would change.