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.
September 25th, 2023 | 53 mins 57 secs
Wow, what a week! Not only did the new iPhones release, so did iOS 17! We break down what developer need to know and what new features they may want to implement. We also discuss the latest in .NET 8 with the release candidates available and the Microsoft Surface and AI event where Copilot was launched!
September 18th, 2023 | 41 mins 33 secs
We have the full break down of the Apple event including the new iPhone 15 with spatial video, 5x, zoom, usb-c, and of course the Apple Watch Series 9!
September 11th, 2023 | 42 mins 33 secs
Buying a new car is difficult any time, but in 2023 we have a lot of options, gas, hybrid, all electric. Frank is out shopping for a new vehicle, what path did he go down, and how was his experience?
September 4th, 2023 | 52 mins 34 secs
After 16 hours of being in the air with 2 layovers and multiple rounds of security checks, James and Frank sit down to talk about the lagging advancements in airport security and specifically how AI is having an impact.
August 28th, 2023 | 38 mins 9 secs
.net, dotnet, dotnet 9, installer
That is right... .NET 8 RC isn't out yet and .NET 9 is here already and we installed it! We discuss how to install the latest bits of .NET and why you may need them.
August 21st, 2023 | 33 mins 55 secs
nintendo, nintendo switch, technology
Frank is interested in buying a Nintendo Switch... a 6+ year old device.... when is it too late to buy a piece of technology? We discuss.
August 14th, 2023 | 37 mins 55 secs
There have been a lot of changes in the world of X/Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and even how our favorite apps work or don't work without logging in. We discuss this new world walled garden and also the fall of LK-99!
August 7th, 2023 | 34 mins 59 secs
It is time for some lightning topics! We have all sorts of good ones including the new and maybe real LK-99 superconductor, a chat about MacCatalyst, should you use 3rd party libraries? What is on Frank's desk and when will this all end?
July 31st, 2023 | 42 mins 53 secs
We are diving back into RealityKit which got some nice updates and potentially some visionOS optimizations as well as we start to scan real world objects and turn them into digital goods!
July 24th, 2023 | 33 mins 58 secs
.net maui, csharp, dotnet maui, markup
James does some experiments with building .NET MAUI UI without any XAML at all and completely in C#! We discuss the pros, cons, and if James will continue his journey to C# only!
July 17th, 2023 | 39 mins 50 secs
.net, .net maui, dotnet, dotnetmaui, nativeaot, vscode
.NET 8 is on the way and we have some great updates on C# 12, NativeAOT for .NET iOS apps, and oh.... .NET MAUI gets a VS Code extension!!! Tune in!
July 10th, 2023 | 42 mins 4 secs
Frank dives into building his first app with visionOS for the Apple Vision Pro headset and he walks through everything you need to know to get setup, interact with the simulator, and actually build an app.
July 3rd, 2023 | 35 mins 46 secs
We often get questions around building 3D apps and games and with visionOS getting it's first preview we thought it would be a great time to discuss in more detail for .NET developers.
June 26th, 2023 | 36 mins 41 secs
AI is all around us and everyone is talking about it. As a developer, what do we actually need to know to start developing for and with AI? Are we data scientists? Are we prompt engineers? Or are we just consumers of APIs? We discuss in this week's pod.
June 19th, 2023 | 39 mins 28 secs
Let's talk about all good things upgrades! Upgrading to the new Mac Book Air M2? Upgrading Xcode? Upgrading macOS? Upgrading Android Billing Libraries? Upgrading Internet? Upgrading GPUs?!?! We got you covered!
June 12th, 2023 | 37 mins 56 secs
c# 12, csharp, dotnet, dotnet maui
It is follow up week on some topics we touched on earlier. We first break down our thoughts on C# 12's new Collection Literals, Apple Vision Pro + iCircuit, iOS 17, and some great developer productivity feature for .NET.