Merge Conflict

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 101: GitHub Acquired & WWDC 2018 Fully Recapped

    June 11th, 2018  |  1 hr 5 mins
    acquisition, android, apple, arkit, coreml, github, ios, ios 12, iphone, machine learning, metal, microsoft, tvos 12, uwp, watchos, wwdc, wwdc 2018, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    What a way to start June! GitHub was officially acquired by Microsoft and Apple started off it's developer conference by announcing tons of great new software updates and developer APIs. We break down each and every juicy bit.

  • 100: Rambling Our Way Through 100 Episodes

    June 4th, 2018  |  1 hr 5 mins
    100, android, how it all started, ios, merge conflict, podcast, thank you, uwp, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    We did it! 100 episodes of Merge Conflict! Somehow with your support Frank and James rambled their way through nearly two years of podcasting. We celebrate with questions from our listeners, some inside info on the podcast, chit-chat about how we started, and a contest!

  • Merge Conflict 99: Inclusive App Design & Seeing AI with Saqib Shaikh

    May 28th, 2018  |  39 mins 17 secs
    accessibility, android, apps, brail, inclusive, inclusive design, ios, seeing ai, touch, uwp, visual studio, windows, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    We got to sit down with the legendary Saqib Shaikh, Team lead for Seeing AI, to talk about creating inclusive software for everyone. Saqib also shared insights into how Seeing AI was created and where it is going next.

  • Merge Conflict 98: Machine Learning for Space Exploration with Paige Bailey

    May 21st, 2018  |  41 mins 49 secs
    ai, android, computers, data analytics, ios, machine learning, pluto, programming, python, r, space, space travel, star trek, uwp, west world, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    We sit down with the world famous Paige Bailey to discuss the state of machine learning and its impact on space exploration as well as on the coral reef. We of course get into artificial intelligence and how it is impacting every industry out there and we let Paige fill in all the pieces.

  • Merge Conflict 97: GitHub + App Center = 💖

    May 14th, 2018  |  42 mins 10 secs
    android, app center, github, ios, microsoft build, uwp, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    We are live from Microsoft Build 2018 with Nilofer Rajpurkar from App Center and Steve Winton from GitHub to discuss the new partnership between Microsoft and GitHub and how they are making mobile app developers' lives better with new integrations for continuous integration.

  • Merge Conflict 96: Throw Away All Architecture

    May 7th, 2018  |  45 mins 59 secs
    android, architecture, data, ios, mvvm, ui, ui driven development, uwp, ux, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    We love architecture, but we also hate architecture... so throw it all away! This week we take a look at UI Driven Development to get stuff done! We chat on the reasons why, the positives, the negatives, and what James and Frank both have built using this approach all in very little time.

  • Merge Conflict 95: Just Link It All Away

    April 30th, 2018  |  47 mins 45 secs
    android, aot, app size, dot-net native, ios, jit, linker, mono, progaurd, uwp, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    Using too many libraries and your app size is too big? Don't worry the linker is here to save the day! That's right the Mono linker and .NET Native are here to shrink that app and library size and can be highly customized.

  • Merge Conflict 94: Everyone Loves Architecture

    April 23rd, 2018  |  48 mins 25 secs
    android, architecture, flutter, frp, functional reactive programming, immutable ui, ios, mvvm, react, redux, uwp, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    MVVM, Functional Reactive Programming, Redux, Reactive, or just straight up code behind! There are so many options out there and has been a huge debate. We sit down and discuss some architecture including Frank's latest experiment: Immutable UI.

  • Merge Conflict 93: Follow the Audit Trail

    April 16th, 2018  |  49 mins 45 secs
    android, cd, ci, cross-platform, documentation, essentials, ios, libraries, release, uwp, visual studio, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    It is time to release some "real" software and "real" production libraries. We discuss the steps we take to release our libraries out into the wild including a full audit trail of APIs, code, docs, and tons of tiny little things that are easy to skip. We have a blast this week and think you are going to love it.

  • Merge Conflict 92: Writable Contiguous Memories

    April 9th, 2018  |  35 mins 30 secs
    android, c#, c# 7-2, dot-net, dot-net core, ios, memory, span, uwp, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    It may be our geekiest podcast yet as we somehow chat about the new Span and Memory value types in C# 7.2 and all the optimized goodness that they bring to .NET applications!

  • Merge Conflict 91: Game Development Chit-chat

    April 2nd, 2018  |  49 mins
    android, c#, game developers conference, gdc, ios, mobile games, monogame, unity, urhosharp, visual studio, xamarin

    We take a look at game development in 2018 and sit down for our first interview with Shaun Peoples from Durham Games to talk about their upcoming iOS and Android game Foodie Trucks that is built with Unity and C#.

  • Special Edition: Apple's Plan to Invade Classrooms

    March 28th, 2018  |  26 mins 19 secs
    apple, clasrroom, classkit, education, ios, ipad, swift, xamarin

    This week Apple announced their brand new plan for bringing the iPad to classrooms with a brand new cheaper iPad, new software, and a new SDK for developers to create content. We breakdown the entire event with our thoughts on if their plan will work.

  • Merge Conflict 90: Going Reactive with Progressive Flutter Apps

    March 26th, 2018  |  48 mins 30 secs
    blazor, flutter, ooui, phython, programming languages, progressive web apps, pwa, react native, source control, twitter, wasm, web assembly, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    Yes! Half way to 180 episodes! We are back for lightning talks covering not 6 but 7 different topics this week! We take a quick recap of web assembly, but jump directly into Flutter, React Native, source control, server-less computer, progressive web apps, and more.

  • Merge Conflict 89: WebAssembly + Mono == .NET In Your Browser

    March 19th, 2018  |  44 mins 6 secs
    asm,, blazor, javascript, js, ooui, wasm, web assembly, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    You read that correct, you can now run .NET Code directly in your browser with WebAssembly and Mono and it is absolutely amazing. On top of that you can run Xamarin.Forms and ASP.NET applications directly in the browser without any plugins. Frank explains how this all works.

  • Merge Conflict 88: Getting Hip to F#

    March 12th, 2018  |  51 mins 40 secs
    android, dot-net, dot-net standard, f#, frp, functional, ios, reactive, uwp, xamarin

    It is that time of year to sit down and analyze F# and how absolutely awesome it is! Frank and James talk through some features that make it a delightful programming language.

  • Merge Conflict 87: Cross-Platform Is So Easy I Don't Even Have to Do It

    March 5th, 2018  |  40 mins 28 secs
    android, architecture, core animation, frp, fun, functional programming, ios, mac, macos, mvvm, porting, redux, uwp, view model, work, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    Frank is ready to start his next app and he is completely skipping cross-platform development... or is he?!?! We investigate what to do with File->New and how to start the architecture for your next app.