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

  • 169: A Love Letter To Immutable Data

    September 30th, 2019  |  50 mins 35 secs
    android, conference, f#, ios, mac, updates, visual studio, visual studio 2019, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    Frank is headed off to the Open F# conference where he will be giving a talk entitled "Why I wish I wrote my app in F#" and he gives us a sneak peek at what everyone is in store for.

  • 168: The World of Protocol Buffers

    September 23rd, 2019  |  47 mins 8 secs
    .net core, android, asp.net, grpc, ios, net-core, proto, protocol buffers, web, xamarin

    What are protocol buffers? Why do we care? How do we use them, and what the heck is gRPC?!?!?

  • 167: My Phone's CPU Has 8.5 Billion Transistors

    September 16th, 2019  |  50 mins 16 secs
    apple, apple arcade, apple tv+, event, ios, ios 13, ipad, iphone, iphone 11, iphone 11 pro, tvos, watchos, xamarin

    It is all things Apple all the time! That is right, it is the launch of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, but so much more including SERVICE! Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade are GO! Additionally, there is a new iPad, new watches, and a whole lot more!

  • 166: Disconnecting with a Feature Phone

    September 9th, 2019  |  49 mins 25 secs
    alcatel, android, apps, feature phone, ios, nokia, qin, xamarin

    Smartphones are everywhere and are essential in our day to day lives and our business. James has decided to take a step away from his smartphone and experiment with a few feature phones. He walks us through his journey of trying to find a decent feature phone in the US, what the experience is like, and if he can survive on just a few built in apps.

  • 165: IoT Gifts Make The Best Gifts

    September 2nd, 2019  |  43 mins 50 secs
    3d printing, android, gifts, http, ios, iot, wedding, xamarin

    What happens when you combine IoT, 3D Printing, and a 48 hour deadline to come up with a wedding gift? The most amazing IoT Wedding Clock ever created... by Frank for H+J! Frank breaks down how he built it, how it works, and how you can build it too!

  • 164: Modding the Game Boy Color

    August 26th, 2019  |  38 mins 48 secs
    android, game boy color, gameboy, hacking, hardware, ios, midwest embedding, modding, xamarin

    We have talked about hardware hacking before, but this time it is actually hacking to enhance existing 20 year old hardware! We put a brand new backlit LCD into an original Game Boy Color. Follow along on our not so smooth adventure and find out how this hardware actually works!

  • 163: "Borrowing" Code from the Internet

    August 19th, 2019  |  37 mins 37 secs
    android, blogs, code, github, ios, open source, oss, xamarin

    Stack Overflow, blog posts, GitHub repos... we all live in a beautiful open source world of code sharing. However, what happens if you want to use that code in your library or in your app? What should you do as a good digital citizen?

  • 162: Throttle Those Cancellations

    August 12th, 2019  |  38 mins 17 secs
    android, cancelation, csharp, ios, performance, ui, xamarin

    What is the best way to keep your UI responsive and at peak performance? This week we look at ways of properly throttling and using cancelation tokens efficiently.

  • 161: The World of Embedded Hardware

    August 5th, 2019  |  38 mins 27 secs
    android, embedded, hardware, ios, raspberry pi, xamarin

    Let's enter the world of embedded hardware and how to program on them with CircuitPython!

  • 160: Infrastructure as Code, Signing Packages, & 1 Million Downloads

    July 29th, 2019  |  46 mins 20 secs
    achievements, android, cd, ci, ios, skiasharp, uno, xamarin, yaml

    It is time for lightning topics! 6 topics, 5 minutes each, from you, our listeners. This week we cover package signing, infrastructure as code, ML for everyone, Skia on the web, and tons of fun podcast facts.

  • 159: Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Undo

    July 22nd, 2019  |  38 mins 59 secs
    android, documents, ios, redo, state, undo, xamarin

    The title says it all. Why can't we have unlimited undo and redo in our applications! What about cut/copy/paste? How about delete? How do we get this done in our app?

  • 158: Everything Is Awesome

    July 15th, 2019  |  40 mins 57 secs
    adorable, android, feedback, ios, mac book, macbook adorable, xamarin

    It is official.... worst day in history.... MacBook Adorable is officially gone :( That makes us think.... what hardware should we buy to develop on, what software should we use, and what should we do now.

  • 157: FOMO UI Design

    July 8th, 2019  |  38 mins 39 secs
    android, ios, ui design, ux, web, xamarin

    This week we switch it up and take a look at one of the most amazing and yet terrible UI/UX experiences and how it impacts our own apps design and the industry at large.

  • 156: SwiftUI's Tasty Architecture

    July 1st, 2019  |  53 mins 4 secs
    android, fabulous, ios, swift, swiftui, tvos, watchos, wwdc, xamarin

    All of the excitement from WWDC hasn't worn off just yet and we are back with something you may not expect... SwiftUI. Apple unleashed a new code first UI framework for Apple platforms and we have to discuss.

  • 155: Hello iPadOS

    June 24th, 2019  |  56 mins 53 secs
    android, ios, ipados, mac, macos, swiftui, xamarin

    Welcome to the world of iPadOS... iOS API enhancements for iPad! At WWDC Apple made several announcements to not only enable developers to enhance iPad apps, but also bring them to macOS. Frank gives us a full breakdown of what this means for developers and our applications going into this fall's iOS 13 update.

  • 154: Homemade IoT Lights

    June 17th, 2019  |  39 mins 11 secs
    alexa, amazon echo, android, home automation, ios, iot, xamarin

    Another day in the life of Frank and hacking IoT devices! This time he builds his very own IoT light strips that can speak directly to his Amazon Echo with a tiny little $11 device! Tune in to find out how he did it.