Merge Conflict

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

382 episodes of Merge Conflict since the first episode, which aired on July 11th, 2016.

  • 377: .NET 8, Surface, Copilot AI, & iOS 17 are Here!

    September 25th, 2023  |  53 mins 57 secs

    Wow, what a week! Not only did the new iPhones release, so did iOS 17! We break down what developer need to know and what new features they may want to implement. We also discuss the latest in .NET 8 with the release candidates available and the Microsoft Surface and AI event where Copilot was launched!

  • 376: iPhone 15, Apple Watch Series 9, and USB-C!

    September 18th, 2023  |  41 mins 33 secs

    We have the full break down of the Apple event including the new iPhone 15 with spatial video, 5x, zoom, usb-c, and of course the Apple Watch Series 9!

  • 375: Buying an electric vehicle in 2023

    September 11th, 2023  |  42 mins 33 secs

    Buying a new car is difficult any time, but in 2023 we have a lot of options, gas, hybrid, all electric. Frank is out shopping for a new vehicle, what path did he go down, and how was his experience?

  • 374: The AI Behind Airport Security

    September 4th, 2023  |  52 mins 34 secs

    After 16 hours of being in the air with 2 layovers and multiple rounds of security checks, James and Frank sit down to talk about the lagging advancements in airport security and specifically how AI is having an impact.

  • 373: Installing the .NET 9 Alpha

    August 28th, 2023  |  38 mins 9 secs
    .net, dotnet, dotnet 9, installer

    That is right... .NET 8 RC isn't out yet and .NET 9 is here already and we installed it! We discuss how to install the latest bits of .NET and why you may need them.

  • 372: Buying a Nintendo Switch in 2023

    August 21st, 2023  |  33 mins 55 secs
    nintendo, nintendo switch, technology

    Frank is interested in buying a Nintendo Switch... a 6+ year old device.... when is it too late to buy a piece of technology? We discuss.

  • 371: The Problem with Walled Gardens in Apps

    August 14th, 2023  |  37 mins 55 secs

    There have been a lot of changes in the world of X/Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and even how our favorite apps work or don't work without logging in. We discuss this new world walled garden and also the fall of LK-99!

  • 370: The Rise of LK-99

    August 7th, 2023  |  34 mins 59 secs

    It is time for some lightning topics! We have all sorts of good ones including the new and maybe real LK-99 superconductor, a chat about MacCatalyst, should you use 3rd party libraries? What is on Frank's desk and when will this all end?

  • 369: Scanning real world objects into ready-to-use 3D models with RealityKit

    July 31st, 2023  |  42 mins 53 secs

    We are diving back into RealityKit which got some nice updates and potentially some visionOS optimizations as well as we start to scan real world objects and turn them into digital goods!

  • 368: Building .NET MAUI User Interfaces in C#

    July 24th, 2023  |  33 mins 58 secs
    .net maui, csharp, dotnet maui, markup

    James does some experiments with building .NET MAUI UI without any XAML at all and completely in C#! We discuss the pros, cons, and if James will continue his journey to C# only!

  • 367: NativeAOT for iOS & .NET MAUI Lands in VS Code

    July 17th, 2023  |  39 mins 50 secs
    .net, .net maui, dotnet, dotnetmaui, nativeaot, vscode

    .NET 8 is on the way and we have some great updates on C# 12, NativeAOT for .NET iOS apps, and oh.... .NET MAUI gets a VS Code extension!!! Tune in!

  • 366: Developing for visionOS

    July 10th, 2023  |  42 mins 4 secs

    Frank dives into building his first app with visionOS for the Apple Vision Pro headset and he walks through everything you need to know to get setup, interact with the simulator, and actually build an app.

  • 365: Developing 3D Applications

    July 3rd, 2023  |  35 mins 46 secs

    We often get questions around building 3D apps and games and with visionOS getting it's first preview we thought it would be a great time to discuss in more detail for .NET developers.

  • 364: What is an AI Developer?

    June 26th, 2023  |  36 mins 41 secs

    AI is all around us and everyone is talking about it. As a developer, what do we actually need to know to start developing for and with AI? Are we data scientists? Are we prompt engineers? Or are we just consumers of APIs? We discuss in this week's pod.

  • 363: Getting Serious About Upgrades

    June 19th, 2023  |  39 mins 28 secs

    Let's talk about all good things upgrades! Upgrading to the new Mac Book Air M2? Upgrading Xcode? Upgrading macOS? Upgrading Android Billing Libraries? Upgrading Internet? Upgrading GPUs?!?! We got you covered!

  • 362: Developer Productivity - C# 12, Dev Tunnels, C# Dev Kit

    June 12th, 2023  |  37 mins 56 secs
    c# 12, csharp, dotnet, dotnet maui

    It is follow up week on some topics we touched on earlier. We first break down our thoughts on C# 12's new Collection Literals, Apple Vision Pro + iCircuit, iOS 17, and some great developer productivity feature for .NET.