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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 22nd, 2021 | 49 mins 4 secs
android, backup, ios, macos, multi-window, promotion, scenedelegate, xamarin
No topic is off limits this week as we talk about testing IAP on mac with mac backups, awesome store promotions coming Frank's way and how to build awesome multi-window apps for macOS and iOS and the new SceneDelegate.
February 15th, 2021 | 50 mins 15 secs
android, dtk, ioa, m1, mac, macos, xamarin
Apple finally lets us return our DTK units with a nice surprise and both Frank and James double down on bringing their apps to macOS!
February 8th, 2021 | 38 mins 20 secs
android, gamestop, ios, lomo, robots, stock market, stonks, xamarin
Wow! What do we even talk about this episode?!?! Who knows, but it is super fun as we have lightning-fast lightning topics talking about what the heck is happening on the stock market, Frank's next robot, and listener questions!
February 1st, 2021 | 46 mins 15 secs
android, app release, app store, icircuit, ios, island tracker, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It is not Franks' turn to get his next app into the app store. We take a look back at what went into it's creation, his choices for monetization, and thoughts on what needs to happen leading up to the main release.
January 25th, 2021 | 47 mins 6 secs
android, animal crossing, app store, freemium, ios, island tracker, paid apps, turnips, xamarin
We have come to the epic conclusion of James's app Island Tracker, his Animal Crossing app for tracking turnip prices with friends. He is ready to roll out his freemium version of the app while upgrading all of his existing customers and updating the backend.