James Montemagno is a Principal Program Manager for Mobile Developer Tools at Microsoft. He has been a .NET developer since 2005 working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to becoming a Principal Program Manager, James was a professional mobile developer and has now been crafting apps since 2011 with Xamarin. In his spare time, he is most likely cycling around Seattle or guzzling gallons of coffee at a local coffee shop.
April 15th, 2019 | 37 mins 34 secs
embedded, iot, meadow, raspberry pi, windows iot core, xamarin, xp
Let's enter the world of IoT with .NET! We take a quick stroll down memory lane, but blaze at lightning speed into the future of running .NET Core and the SDK directly on raspberry pi devices! The .NET team is hard at work enabling IoT scenarios and creating the "Xamarin.Essentials" for IoT connectors and devices with their first stop being GPIO. We don't stop there as we investigate where Windows 10 IoT Core fits into the .NET developer story!
April 8th, 2019 | 36 mins 38 secs
.net core, dotnet core 3, msix, packaging, store, wpf, xamarin
So long Desktop bridge and hello MSIX, the new hero of packaging and distributing Windows applications (and maybe more). James walks through his new .NET Core 3 WPF app and how he stumbled upon MSIX. We also discuss what the heck it is, the downsides, the upsides, and the future of packaging up apps.
April 1st, 2019 | 48 mins 3 secs
apple, apple card, apple tv, development, services, tv+, xamarin
Apple steps out of its element to announce several new services and a... credit card? What does this mean for developers, consumers, and the future of Apple? We discuss it all.
March 25th, 2019 | 40 mins 1 sec
android, aot, c++, compile, il, ios, llvm, xamarin
What about performance? How fast can C# possibly be on the iPhone? What if we told you it is a 1 to 1 and Frank can prove it as he wrote a way of compiling C/C++ code directly to .NET Standard and then measured performance of C to LLVM to IL to LLVM to Native! We discuss what this all means.
March 18th, 2019 | 41 mins 41 secs
android, ios, mac, updates, visual studio, visual studio 2019, xamarin
HYPE HYPE HYPE! It is almost time for a brand new version of Visual Studio with awesome new features including a brand new editor on Visual Studio for Mac. We also look at source control, first run experience, C# 8, .NET Core 3, and so much more.
March 11th, 2019 | 43 mins 43 secs
android, apps, heroes, ios, languages, webassembly, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It is time for more listener submitted lightning topics! This week we cover Xamarin.Forms Visual, how we start an app, WebAssembly wishes, career languages, and chat about people we deeply respect and admire.
March 4th, 2019 | 40 mins 31 secs
android, android q, foldables, galaxy fold, hardware, ios, mate x, tablets, ui, xamarin
Regardless if you want a foldable phone or not they are coming! In fact they are here today with new devices from Samsung and Huawei! We give our thoughts on the foldable revolution and their impact on mobile application development.
February 25th, 2019 | 40 mins 1 sec
android, desk, developer, home office, ios, management, marie kondo, office, organization, work, xamarin
When was the last time you completely tore apart your work space and optimized it for full productivity? We are talking about creating a unique, organized, and happy work office that you actually want to come to every day. We talk about our recent experiences in creating a great work at home experience.
February 18th, 2019 | 41 mins 38 secs
android, animations, art, design, desktop, ios, mobile, perfection, ui, user interface, xamarin
Platform Design vs Custom Design? Fancy Animations? Hours of tweaking and tuning the user interface? Does that really make a great application? It is worth all the work that needs to go these small tiny details? We discuss!
February 11th, 2019 | 39 mins 36 secs
android, binding, c++, interop, ios, pinvoke, xamarin
When you need to get something done, sometimes you have to write some C++. Or sometimes you have no choice because you were handed a C++ library and why not expose a beautiful C# layer to call form your mobile apps. Seems easy right? We take a look at the why, how, and struggles with doing so.
February 4th, 2019 | 44 mins 39 secs
coffee shop, desk, engineer, office, programmer, standing desk, work from home, work life, xamarin
Is working from home the future or is it just a pipe dream? What is the correct setup when it comes to equipment and what issues can you run into? This week we take a look at our own situation and discuss the positive and negatives.
January 28th, 2019 | 37 mins 47 secs
android, asp.net, dot-net, ios, nuget, server, sqlite, sqlite-net, xamarin
It is the 10 year anniversary of Frank's SQLite-net library and he has some huge improvements and feature in store. We discuss the past, present, and future of SQLite across all of the different .NET platforms and how you can drop SQLite-net onto your server to simplify web apps!
January 21st, 2019 | 33 mins 30 secs
android, app store, apple, calca, ios, marketing, promotion, xamarin
Frank has some totally rad news! Apple is maybe, perhaps, almost, promoting his app. This has us thinking of app marketing and promotion for not only launching an app, but also when launching new features.
January 14th, 2019 | 1 hr 10 mins
android, career, development, frank, interview, ios, james, life, rit, xamarin
It is a very special week on Merge Conflict as James Montemagno gets to sit down and interview Frank Krueger about his childhood, life, career, move to independent developer, and future plans. You do not want to miss this episode.
January 7th, 2019 | 29 mins 44 secs
android, ar, mixed reality, mobile, mr, oculus, oculus go, virtual reality, vr, xamarin
It's a slow start to the new year, which means it is time to talk about what we splurged on this holiday! Frank got himself a new Oculus Go, so why not talk about the state of VR, AR, and MR!
December 31st, 2018 | 53 mins 56 secs
android, c#, dot-net, dot-net standard, ios, microprocessors, shared projects, xamarin, xamarin.forms, year review
It is that wonderful time of the year where we get to reflect back on all of the amazing stuff from 2018 and also give our 2019 (and beyond) predictions in the world of development. We also take your questions for our end of the year lightning topics including: C# features we want, .NET Standard vs Shared Project, Xamarin.Forms 5.0, Microprocessors, and learning languages.