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 Xamarin. 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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Episodes

  • 271: How not to monetize an app

    September 13th, 2021  |  44 mins 50 secs
    android, in-app purchase, ios, m1, marketing, mobile, monetize, phased release, xamarin

    It has been a week since James did his "phased release" for his apps, how did it go, and would he recommend it. We also discuss how to actually monetize your app correctly when you have in-app purchases.

  • 270: M1 on the road, phased release, new SQLite-net, and .NET MAUI ready libraries

    September 6th, 2021  |  47 mins 16 secs
    android, dotnet maui, ios, m1, macbook, phased release, podcast, sqlite, sqlite-net, xamarin

    Frank is on the road, but we answer your questions in this week's podcast featuring lightning topics! We take a look at the latest enhancements to SQLite-net from Frank, how to get your libraries .NET MAUI and .NET 6 ready, and what is the proper way to do phased rollouts on iOS and Android.

  • 269: How not to advertise mobile apps

    August 30th, 2021  |  42 mins 24 secs

    Frank explores the crazy world of app advertising across Facebook, Twitter, and Apple. We break down how exactly not to do this!

  • 268: Authentication shouldn't be hard

    August 23rd, 2021  |  46 mins 47 secs
    auth0, device auth, mdm, okta, security, xamarin

    We are joined by Tanvir Ahmed from Okta to talk about why authentication can seem so hard, but really shouldn't be. We chat about how our devices that we carry around with us every day really should be the key to unlock and remove passwords.

  • 267: Hacking Onewheel Bluetooth

    August 16th, 2021  |  31 mins 53 secs
    frank is at it again with a new and awesome bluetooth application, this time for the apple watch that displays his onewheel information in realtime! he breaks down the inspiration and how he got it working!

    Frank is at it again with a new and awesome Bluetooth application, this time for the Apple Watch that displays his Onewheel information in real time! He breaks down the inspiration and how he got it working!

  • 266: How not to architect a database

    August 9th, 2021  |  52 mins 9 secs
    android, database, ios, sqlite, sqlite-net, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    James had an awesome feature request for his app, but it required storing thousands of rows of data. Instead of relying on decades old best practices he decided to roll his own serialization... was that the best? SQLite-net creator Frank lets him have it.

  • 265: Robot Engineer turned Program Manager with Maddy Leger

    August 2nd, 2021  |  49 mins 12 secs
    college, dotnet maui, intern, internship, jobs, microsoft, program management, program manager, xamarin

    James sits down with Maddy Leger, Program Manager for .NET MAUI and Xamarin tooling at Microsoft, to hear about her journey from her first PC to working at one of the world's largest tech companies.

  • 264: FOSS, Code Tours, & .NET MAUI Web with Ooui

    July 26th, 2021  |  45 mins 31 secs
    .net maui, android, dotnet maui, foss, funds, ios, maui, oss, xamarin

    Open source software funds from Microsoft exist and Ooui was nominated! We talk about the process and how that evolved into contributing to .NET MAUI!

  • 263: Building Computers

    July 19th, 2021  |  41 mins 34 secs
    build, computer, desktop, linux, mobile, windows, xamarin

    Frank and I decided to build and upgrade our computers. How did we decide what to build and what are we building them for?

  • 262: Your AI Code Copilot

    July 12th, 2021  |  44 mins 27 secs

    GitHub Copilot is here, and Frank goes hands on with the new service that provides code recommendations directly in VS Code.

  • 261: Windows 11 Insider Preview

    July 5th, 2021  |  49 mins 32 secs
    android, ios, windows, windows 11, xamarin

    Windows 11 event ✅, Windows 11 developer event ✅, Windows 11 installed ✅

  • 260: Every question answered

    June 28th, 2021  |  40 mins 13 secs
    android, animal crossing, app store, freemium, ios, island tracker, paid apps, turnips, xamarin

    We take your questions directly on another lighting topic episode of Merge Conflict

  • 259: Photogrammetry

    June 21st, 2021  |  42 mins 30 secs
    drones, ios, ios 15, photogrammetry, wwdc, xamarin

    We dive deep into the latest APIs for mapping the physical world with macOS into 3D models.

  • 258: WWDC 2021 Recap

    June 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 17 mins
  • 257: M1RACLES

    June 7th, 2021  |  32 mins 23 secs
    android, ios, m1, m1racles, mac, security, xamarin

    We discuss M1RACLES (CVE-2021-30747) and new Xcode requirements.

  • 256: Microsoft Build 2021 Recap

    May 31st, 2021  |  57 mins 19 secs
    .net maui, blazor, build, build 2021, dotnet maui, gpt-3, microsoft, xamarin

    This year's Microsoft Build was all about developer velocity! There was something for everyone from no code, low code, medium code, all the code, you name it, you had it! From .NET 6, to Power Platform, to all things Azure, we have you covered.