Merge Conflict

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 121: Real Time Communication

    October 29th, 2018  |  39 mins 54 secs
    .net core,, mqtt, real time communication, signalr, streaming, twitch, websockets, xamarin

    We get fancy with real-time communication protocols focusing in on the elusive SignalR for web and mobile apps and also chat on other protocols such as WebSockets & MQTT.

  • 120: Rapid Fire Topics

    October 22nd, 2018  |  43 mins 7 secs
    android, ios, open source, paul allen, rapid, seattle, self promotion, xamarin

    We are back to lightning topics this week covering all of the things you wanted us to talk about. We chat about the late Paul Allen and his impact on Seattle, open source projects, self-promotion, rapid topics, and much more.

  • 119: RESTQL

    October 15th, 2018  |  44 mins 3 secs
    android, graphql, ios, odata, rest, rest api, soap, wcf, xamarin

    This week we take a look at web requests! REST APIs, GraphQL, OData, SOAP, and so much more!

  • 118: Undo Architectures

    October 8th, 2018  |  45 mins 1 sec
    android, architecture, code, ios, macos, micro, mojave, nuget, reuse, sharing, xamarin

    We answer important questions such as if you should update to macOS Mojave this week and how to handle system updates in general. Our main topic this week is "Micro Frameworks/Libraries" and reusable code across all of your projects.

  • 117: Getting to the Metal of Metal

    October 1st, 2018  |  45 mins 41 secs
    ai, ios, machine learing, metal, performance shaders, raytracing, xamarin

    We head down the deep dark rabbit hole of developing against the Metal APIs found in iOS including performance shaders and raytracing! We also talk about the new iPhone XS as it has finally arrived at the Montemagno house!

  • 116: iOS 12's "Revolutionary" Shortcuts

    September 24th, 2018  |  35 mins 52 secs
    ios, ios 12, shortcuts, siri, xamarin, xcode

    It is time for a new iPhone, a new version of Xcode, and a new version of iOS that we get to explore as developers. This week we take a look at our new favorite app and API: Shortcuts!

  • 115: Apple Event Recap & Smart Homes 3.0

    September 17th, 2018  |  44 mins 21 secs
    android, android things, apple, apple event, apple watch, home automation, ios, iphone, smart home, xamarin

    Yes! It is time for new iPhone and Apple Watch devices! We quickly break down the entire Apple Event from last week and then go directly into smart home automation and Android Things.

  • 114: Clean Code Styling

    September 10th, 2018  |  36 mins 46 secs
    c#, clean code, dot-net, editorconfig, f#, ios, stylecop, styles, xamarin

    It is time to clean up that code! We aren't talking "Clean Code", instead we are talking about tools that help you and contributors keep standard conventions, naming, and styles across any IDE!

  • 113: The 30% App Developer Tax

    September 3rd, 2018  |  42 mins 40 secs
    30%, app store, apple, developer fee, epic, fortnite, google play, ios, netflix, tax, xamarin

    This week we switch things up a little bit and talk business... app store business talk! Right now is an interesting time as there has been a revolt against paying the app store 30% tax with Epic and Netflix changing course. We discuss what this fee is, how it works, if it needs to change, and some ideas to change the revenue sharing process.

  • 112: Decrypting Encryption

    August 27th, 2018  |  37 mins 55 secs
    android, cloudflare, ios, security, sqlcipher, sqlite, ssl, tls, xamarin, xamarin.essentials

    On this week's pod we take a look at the current state of web and app security for developers. We discuss options when dealing with TLS/SSL, database encryption, and how to store items securely in mobile apps.

  • 111: The Three Equals of a Struct

    August 20th, 2018  |  37 mins 49 secs
    .net, .net core, android, c#, c# 7, equality, ios, operators, performance, struct, visual studio, xamarin

    We get nerdy again diving deep into the world of struct equality and performance. Sit back and get ready for some operator overloading, IEquatable, performance implications, getting of hash code, amazing C# 7 features, and how ValueTuples save everything!

  • 110: The Future of App Development

    August 13th, 2018  |  43 mins 27 secs
    android, app development, future, ios, memory, performance, uno, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    We are back with lightning talks with topics submitted by our amazing listeners. We take a look into performance, cross-platform UWP XAML with Uno, deep dive into the world of Xamarin.Forms, and give our thoughts on the future of app development.

  • 109: Neural Network C# Predictions for Everyone

    August 6th, 2018  |  38 mins 42 secs
    ai, android, coreml, ios, keras, machine learning, ml, neural network, plaidml, python, xamarin

    It is that time again for more machine learning! This time it is actually something that you can totally build and something that Frank shipped inside of his application to do code prediction using Python, Keras, PlaidML, and CoreML!

  • 108: .NET Standard Wants & Modernizing Win32 Apps

    July 30th, 2018  |  43 mins 53 secs
    desktop bridge, dot-net, dot-net standard, pipelines, porting, uwp, win32, xamarin

    This week we have a quick followup on System.IO.Pipelines that leads into a deep discussion of what we want in .NET Standard vNext. We then investigate the motivation, optimizations, and reality of porting a Win32 Application to run inside of a UWP container for the Microsoft Store.

  • 107: App-Centric vs Developer-Centric

    July 23rd, 2018  |  31 mins 53 secs
    app development, app-centeric, developer-center, ghost, ooui, performance, web development, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    We tackle a listener submitted topic this week of how we make decisions between performance, frameworks, and convenience when building applications. It is an interesting question when choosing a framework or library and their trade-offs.

  • 106: We Know Nothing About Anything

    July 16th, 2018  |  39 mins 26 secs core, dot-net, dot-net core, ghost, gulp, handlebars, machine learning, ml,,, web development, xamarin

    We get a little crazy this week and dive into three topics that we know almost nothing about. First up is a little web development for Ghost with gulp, handlebars, and sass. Then we dive into more machine learning with ML.NET and wrap up with our new favorite way to read in streams with Pipelines. To be honest, we do know something about them and think they are super cool, so you should check them out.