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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  • 342: Democratizing AI... and GPT3

    January 23rd, 2023  |  35 mins 17 secs
    ai, dall-e, gpt3, machine learning, ml, openai, vall-e

    OpenAI as a service is here! We discuss!

  • 341: Frank Masters In-App Subscriptions

    January 16th, 2023  |  38 mins 37 secs

    Finally Frank goes all in on in-app purchases in his apps and talks about how he went about implementing subscriptions in iCircuit.

  • 340: CES, IoT, Security, & Roasting Coffee

    January 9th, 2023  |  46 mins 48 secs

    It is time for lightning topics from YOU! We cover some of the latest happenings at CES including some new IoT things, some IoT security, and a bit of coffee roasting :)

  • 339: Building a DIY Smart Thermostat with .NET

    January 2nd, 2023  |  42 mins 37 secs
    .net, blazor, dotnet, iot, smart thermostat, xamarin

    After a quick recap of our top "things" from 2022, we discuss Frank's holiday hack, a DIT smart thermostat powered by .NET and ML.NET!

  • 338: Android Publishing Complexities

    December 26th, 2022  |  36 mins 50 secs
    android, google play, ios, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    Frank drives into all of the complexities with android publishing including API targeting, AndroidX, and so much more.

  • 337: Drawing Lines on Maps

    December 19th, 2022  |  46 mins 36 secs
    .net maui, android, apple, dotnet maui, dotnetmaui, geojson, ios, mapsui, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    James gets into maps and drawing all sorts of points and lines. We discuss.

  • 336: ChatGPT

    December 12th, 2022  |  41 mins 22 secs

    Let's go! ChatGPT time!

  • 335: All in on Codespaces

    December 5th, 2022  |  38 mins 1 sec
    .net maui, codespaces, dotnet, github, xamarin

    We explore the world of GitHub Codespaces and all the joy that it can bring to development.

  • 334: 7 Awesome New Features in .NET 7

    November 28th, 2022  |  45 mins 10 secs
    .net maui, c#, containers, csharp, docker, dotnet, dotnet 7, dotnet maui, maui, xamarin

    .NET 7 is a major update to the .NET platform and it comes packed with some awesome new features! In this podcast, we'll take a look at some of the most important new features in .NET 7 and what you need to know about them if you're using .NET 7 in your development work.

  • 333: How to REALLY ship apps

    November 21st, 2022  |  30 mins 9 secs
    android, app store, certificates, ios, provisioning, shipping apps, xamarin

    Signing, provisioning, certificates, oh my! We break down what you need to know on how to really ship apps to the app store.

  • 332: .NET Conf 2022 Recap - All Things .NET 7

    November 14th, 2022  |  43 mins 16 secs
    .net, .net 7, .net maui, aot, blazor, dotnet, dotnet maui, dotnet7, dotnetconf, iot

    Finally .NET Conf is here with all the latest news and information! We break down all the .NET 7 new and our favorite sessions from the conference.

  • 331: .NET 7 is here! C# 11, Performance, and more!

    November 7th, 2022  |  39 mins 45 secs

    .NET 7 is just about here and .NET Conf is tomorrow (November 8-10). There have been tons of great blogs announcing new features and performance gains. Let's discuss.

  • 330: Twitter, Metaverse, USB-C, App Store Ads... OH MY!

    October 31st, 2022  |  49 mins 29 secs
    .net, ads, app store, facebook, meta, metaverse, twitter, usb-c, xamarin

    It is that time of the podcast where we do lighting topics! This time we are covering upgrading iPhone, Twitter takeover, the next social/metaverse platform, USB-C standards, and Apple's Ads on the App Store.

  • 329: Is iPadOS Ready for Stage Manager?

    October 24th, 2022  |  41 mins 45 secs
    ios 16, ipad, ipad pro, ipados, ipados 16, stage manager, xamarin

    iPadOS 16 is here and with it are a bunch of new fancy iPads that Apple just released. We break down the latest Apple event and products and give a hands on review of Stage Manager.

  • 328: Microsoft Surface Event 2022 Recap

    October 17th, 2022  |  56 mins 3 secs
    development, microsoft, surface, surface event, surface laptop, surface pro, visual studio, xamarin

    We break down all of the latest goodies that Microsoft has from the latest Surface event including all of the new hardware, accessories, and software. Oh, and ARM on Windows is here in the main line Surface lineup with a whole bunch of AI features!

  • 327: Worst Upgrade Process Ever

    October 10th, 2022  |  41 mins 32 secs
    icloud, ios 16, iphone 14, iphone 14 pro, xamarin

    Frank has one heck of a journey trying to setup his new iPhone 14 Pro. From iCloud backups to eSim transfer.... it was an exciting adventure. How did it end and what is his overall review of the new phone? Tune-in!