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.
May 8th, 2017 | 41 mins 46 secs
.net, async, await, background, mobile, programming, server, task parallel library, tasks, threading, threads, tpl, xamarin
This week we tackle the TPL, that is right, the Task Parallel Library. We dive into one of our favorite features of C# and .NET, async/await programming.
May 1st, 2017 | 42 mins 37 secs
android, appveyor, bitrise, continous delivery, continuous integration, devops, github, hockeyapp, ios, slack, trello, visual studio team services, vsts, windows, xamarin
DevOps, that is right Developer Operations, all the things that you don't want to do manually, so you automate them! This week we talk about build, test, and deploy for all of your mobile applications and .NET libraries.
April 24th, 2017 | 44 mins 44 secs
acceptance testing, android, ios, nunit, tdd, test drive development, testing, ui tests, unit tests, user interface testing, web, xamarin, xunit
It's everyone's favorite topic... TESTING! That's right we tackle the world of unit testing, code coverage, user interface testing, acceptance testing, and so much more.
April 17th, 2017 | 44 mins 5 secs
3d printing, android, ios, makerbot, mobile, nintendo switch, switch, tiko, xamarin
Is 3D printing poised to change how we prototype and build parts and full machines or is it just another toy? We discuss all the pros and cons on this week's Merge Conflict.
April 10th, 2017 | 37 mins 34 secs
android, app development, app store promotion, certificates, developer setup, ios, keystores, promotion, settings, xamarin
It's that time again... Lightning Talks!!! This week we cover six different spanning settings, app advertising, provisioning, and more!
April 3rd, 2017 | 43 mins 52 secs
coding challenges, data structures, development, interviews, ios, linked lists, studying, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It's time to tune our developer skills by leveraging some amazing coding challenges that teach us answers to questions like exactly what are linked lists again?
March 27th, 2017 | 53 mins 38 secs
.net, .net core, .net standard, android, asp.net core, ios, libraries, linux, macos, shared code, windows forms, wpf, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It is finally time for .NET truly to be EVERYWHERE! This week we investigate the dream of .NET Standard libraries, one library that can be shared in any .NET application.
March 20th, 2017 | 51 mins 53 secs
android, http, ios, networking, ssl, tls, windows, xamarin
It's time to go down the rabbit hole of networking to investigate the ins and outs of Transport Layer Security (TLS) and how it impacts your apps.
March 13th, 2017 | 41 mins 2 secs
android, ios, market share, platform share, platform support, xamarin, xamarin.forms
When and how should you drop support for a specific device or operating system? We talk about the market today and how we handle it in our own apps.
March 6th, 2017 | 40 mins 59 secs
android, ios, mobile, obfuscation, security, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It's time to talk code security when developing applications to try to stop people from stealing our precious code and apps.
February 27th, 2017 | 56 mins 51 secs
desktop, macos, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It is time to tackle the other desktop and brush up on our struts and springs as when investigate the ins and outs of macOS.
February 20th, 2017 | 42 mins 14 secs
backup, backup services, data, data recovery, machine backup, nas, sync services
Is your data ready for a complete disaster? We discuss why you should care about backing up your data and how to easily get started.
February 13th, 2017 | 40 mins 25 secs
computer building, computers, gaming, streaming, technology
Everyone should build their own computer! This week we cover the ins and outs of building your own "Super" computer from scratch.
February 6th, 2017 | 46 mins 23 secs
android, cross-platform ui, ios, xamarin, xamarin.forms, xaml
Cross-platform native user interface? Pipe dream or reality? Frank and James debate the Pros and Cons of Xamarin.Forms.
January 30th, 2017 | 39 mins 20 secs
adversting, big data, lightning talks, mobile, search ads, shaders, tensorflow, xamarin
It's lightning talks week here on Merge Conflict. We cover six topics in under thirty minutes! iMessage Apps, GPU Programming, Tensorflow, and so much more.
January 23rd, 2017 | 37 mins 11 secs
debugging, linker, linux, macos, xamarin
What better way to start 2017 than a crash course in fun new things for developers to start playing around with. We pick out our favorite topics that developers ought to know to try out in 2017.