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 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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  • 418: Is AI Really Intelligent?

    July 8th, 2024  |  35 mins 17 secs
  • 417: How Starlink Really Works

    July 1st, 2024  |  37 mins 22 secs

    After a year of Starlink was it worth it? How do you set it up? How does the technology work? Frank breaks it down.

  • 416: Going Light + How Spatial Video Really Works

    June 24th, 2024  |  43 mins 48 secs

    We talk about James going "light" with the light phone and also going big on 3D and taking an in-depth look at Spatial Videos.

  • 415: Apple Intelligence & WWDC 2024 Recap

    June 17th, 2024  |  1 hr 18 mins

    It is that time of year again and it is infused with AI... Apple Intelligence and all sorts of goodies for iOS, iPadOS, visionOS, macOS, watchOS, and more! Let's get into WWDC 2024!

  • 414: x86 is BACK!

    June 10th, 2024  |  32 mins 34 secs

    Intel and AMD are back with their latest CPUs and NPUs and are Copilot+ PC Ready!

  • 413: Google Takeout in Action

    June 3rd, 2024  |  43 mins 21 secs

    It's time to cut the cord... I mean streaming music service? James is going on a journey of getting rid of all music services. How is it going?

  • 412: Copilot+ PCs & Everything .NET at Build 2024

    May 27th, 2024  |  48 mins 31 secs
  • 411: AI 4o, Google I/O, .NET Aspire, & #XamarinGaveMe

    May 20th, 2024  |  42 mins 5 secs

    OpenAI and Google are back with some new AI models that can talk to each other! .NET Aspire is getting close to release and Xamarin end of life is here, so we reflect back.

  • 410: The New AI Powered iPad Pro

    May 13th, 2024  |  56 mins 30 secs

    Apple had it's big event, but what do these new devices mean for developers? Are we impressed, is thin to thin? Why can't we have the M4 in our development machines? We discuss.

  • 409: Let's Discuss AI Devices

    May 6th, 2024  |  1 hr 2 mins

    The Rabbit R1 and Humane AI pin are here! Is this the future of AI devices? We discuss what we really think and what we really want.

  • 408: Fine Tuning Minimal App Requirements

    April 29th, 2024  |  34 mins 43 secs

    With a lack of control and power to specify what hardware is required when publishing your app has left Frank in a predicament. We discuss what Apple could do to improve this for developers.

  • 407: What the heck are tokens, embeddings, and GPTs anyways?

    April 22nd, 2024  |  37 mins 6 secs

    We are talking AI this week and trying to get to the basics. We take a look at what goes into GPTs and how these models figure things out.

  • 406: Creating Beautiful .NET Console Apps

    April 15th, 2024  |  39 mins 41 secs

    It is time to make our console apps look beautiful! There are some amazing libraries out there to help us out. We discuss!

  • 405: 30 Seconds to Wow

    April 8th, 2024  |  37 mins 9 secs

    Frank is getting ready to release an app and we talk through paid vs freemium, onboarding, and that magical 30 seconds to wow moment for his app.

  • 404: The Importance of Project Templates

    April 1st, 2024  |  42 mins 42 secs

    Templates, templates, templates. Project templates, item templates, default templates, custom templates, and beyond.

  • 403: That Time Apple Broke Java

    March 25th, 2024  |  33 mins 29 secs

    Whoops Apple broke Java and some .NET local development in macOS 14.4.