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 C#, Xamarin, and .NET MAUI. 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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351: What are F# Discriminated Unions?
March 27th, 2023 | 34 mins 46 secs
Frank tries to explain his favorite F# feature and also discussion the C# proposal for union types!
350: Multimodal GPT-4
March 20th, 2023 | 45 mins 56 secs
It is time for some lightning topics and we go big on AI with GPT-4, infused ChatGPT everywhere, and we answer your questions from the past few months! Oh... and Sauna... and SVB discussion!
349: Packaged with external location or unpackaged
March 13th, 2023 | 32 mins 11 secs
We figured our how to run a windows exe on windows with .net maui!
348: ChatGPT Comes to the Command Line
March 6th, 2023 | 42 mins 39 secs
.net, askgpt, chatgpt, dotnet
Frank builds a command line interface for ChatGTP with .NET!
347: Converting Star Wars Dark Forces 3DO Files with .NET MAUI
February 27th, 2023 | 34 mins 17 secs
Franks heads back to create apps for games from the 1990s with .NET MAUI.
346: Calling .NET Libraries from Rust with Native AOT
February 20th, 2023 | 33 mins 28 secs
dotnet, native aot, rust
Native AOT can be used for more than just making super fast apps... you can compile your libraries down to C and use them anywhere!
345: Backwards Compatible .NET
February 13th, 2023 | 29 mins 47 secs
We talk about .NET Standard, XamarinLegacyCompat, Android Support, and all sorts of forward/backwards compatibility.
344: Exploring CoreData and CloudKit
February 6th, 2023 | 32 mins 41 secs
Frank journeys into Swift with a little CoreData and CloudKit.
343: A Mac Mini To Rule Them All!
January 30th, 2023 | 43 mins 28 secs
We celebrate iCircuit Pro, Frank's long await update to iCircuit with a subscription! Then we break down the latest Apple hardware event with new Mac Book Pro models, Mac Minis, and oh... the HomePod?!?!
342: Democratizing AI... and GPT3
January 23rd, 2023 | 35 mins 17 secs
ai, dall-e, gpt3, machine learning, ml, openai, vall-e
OpenAI as a service is here! We discuss!
341: Frank Masters In-App Subscriptions
January 16th, 2023 | 38 mins 37 secs
Finally Frank goes all in on in-app purchases in his apps and talks about how he went about implementing subscriptions in iCircuit.
340: CES, IoT, Security, & Roasting Coffee
January 9th, 2023 | 46 mins 48 secs
It is time for lightning topics from YOU! We cover some of the latest happenings at CES including some new IoT things, some IoT security, and a bit of coffee roasting :)
339: Building a DIY Smart Thermostat with .NET
January 2nd, 2023 | 42 mins 37 secs
.net, blazor, dotnet, iot, smart thermostat, xamarin
After a quick recap of our top "things" from 2022, we discuss Frank's holiday hack, a DIT smart thermostat powered by .NET and ML.NET!
338: Android Publishing Complexities
December 26th, 2022 | 36 mins 50 secs
android, google play, ios, xamarin, xamarin.forms
Frank drives into all of the complexities with android publishing including API targeting, AndroidX, and so much more.
337: Drawing Lines on Maps
December 19th, 2022 | 46 mins 36 secs
.net maui, android, apple, dotnet maui, dotnetmaui, geojson, ios, mapsui, xamarin, xamarin.forms
James gets into maps and drawing all sorts of points and lines. We discuss.
December 12th, 2022 | 41 mins 22 secs
Let's go! ChatGPT time!