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 C#, Xamarin, and .NET MAUI. 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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  • 411: AI 4o, Google I/O, .NET Aspire, & #XamarinGaveMe

    May 20th, 2024  |  42 mins 5 secs

    OpenAI and Google are back with some new AI models that can talk to each other! .NET Aspire is getting close to release and Xamarin end of life is here, so we reflect back.

  • 410: The New AI Powered iPad Pro

    May 13th, 2024  |  56 mins 30 secs

    Apple had it's big event, but what do these new devices mean for developers? Are we impressed, is thin to thin? Why can't we have the M4 in our development machines? We discuss.

  • 409: Let's Discuss AI Devices

    May 6th, 2024  |  1 hr 2 mins

    The Rabbit R1 and Humane AI pin are here! Is this the future of AI devices? We discuss what we really think and what we really want.

  • 408: Fine Tuning Minimal App Requirements

    April 29th, 2024  |  34 mins 43 secs

    With a lack of control and power to specify what hardware is required when publishing your app has left Frank in a predicament. We discuss what Apple could do to improve this for developers.

  • 407: What the heck are tokens, embeddings, and GPTs anyways?

    April 22nd, 2024  |  37 mins 6 secs

    We are talking AI this week and trying to get to the basics. We take a look at what goes into GPTs and how these models figure things out.

  • 406: Creating Beautiful .NET Console Apps

    April 15th, 2024  |  39 mins 41 secs

    It is time to make our console apps look beautiful! There are some amazing libraries out there to help us out. We discuss!

  • 405: 30 Seconds to Wow

    April 8th, 2024  |  37 mins 9 secs

    Frank is getting ready to release an app and we talk through paid vs freemium, onboarding, and that magical 30 seconds to wow moment for his app.

  • 404: The Importance of Project Templates

    April 1st, 2024  |  42 mins 42 secs

    Templates, templates, templates. Project templates, item templates, default templates, custom templates, and beyond.

  • 403: That Time Apple Broke Java

    March 25th, 2024  |  33 mins 29 secs

    Whoops Apple broke Java and some .NET local development in macOS 14.4.

  • 402: AI Made Easy with Smart Components for ASP.NET Core Web Apps

    March 18th, 2024  |  32 mins 30 secs

    AI is here for your Blazor, MVC, and Razor pages apps with Smart Components and is super simple. Use a control and AI is infused and ready to go!

  • 401: The State of EVs - Renting, Driving, Owning

    March 11th, 2024  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Frank's Vision Pro app is live, was paid worth it? Also, James rented & drove an EV for the first time, we discuss.

  • 400: Your Burning Questions Answered

    March 4th, 2024  |  1 hr 42 secs

    Everything you ever wanted to know, answered.

  • 399: How to Build & Try to Release an Apple Vision Pro App

    February 26th, 2024  |  37 mins 20 secs

    Frank is deep in visionOS development and spatial computing. He has "shipped" his first app, but after waiting 5 days of it being "in review" what does he plan do to next as the stress builds.

  • 398: 2 Week Apple Vision Pro Review + .NET 9 Preview 1 Is Here

    February 19th, 2024  |  45 mins 23 secs

    Frank has had the AVP for a few weeks what does he think. Also we break down all the goodies in .NET 9 Preview 1!

  • 397: Podcasting Inside Apple Vision Pro

    February 12th, 2024  |  49 mins 32 secs

    Frank goes hands on with the Apple Vision Pro and loves it so much he decides to record the entire podcast while wearing it!

  • 396: Designing for the Apple Vision Pro

    February 5th, 2024  |  42 mins 38 secs

    We answer some of your developer related questions before we get our hands on the device such as how do we think of designing for the Apple Vision Pro?