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.
June 3rd, 2019 | 45 mins 24 secs
android, collectionview, design, hanselman.forms, ios, material design, optimizing, visual, xamarin, xamarin.forms
What does it look like to refresh a 5 year old app with the all of the changes in iOS, Android, and Xamarin.Forms? James walks through all of the UI and backend changes he has been making to fully optimize the app. Additionally, he walks through how he is using Azure Functions to revolutionize his backend.
May 27th, 2019 | 40 mins 9 secs
.net, .net 5, android, asp.net, dot-net, dot-net 5, dot-net core, future, ios, xamarin
At Microsoft Build 2019 the .NET team announced some amazing news around the unification of .NET runtimes with .NET 5. We could not let another week go by without talking about how awesome this is for .NET developers and what it means for the future of application development.
May 20th, 2019 | 46 mins 18 secs
android, career, di, hype, ios, windows, xamarin
The lighting talk topics tradition is alive! We are answering your questions and commenting on your topics! 8 of them in total including how to keep up with Android, how we met, UI testing, figuring out if dependency injection really is hype, and how to land a job without a CS degree.
May 13th, 2019 | 44 mins 59 secs
android, campaign, ios, voting, xamarin
It is official, Frank is running for political office. Since we don't talk politics on this podcast we get into the technology side of running for a seat on city council. What tools exist, need updating, or are missing all together. Frank fills us in on all the details.
May 6th, 2019 | 49 mins 10 secs
android, app updates, ios, libraries, macos, nuget, visual studio, xamarin, xcode
They talk about how they hate updating apps and all of the issues that they run into when it comes to code, libraries, OS updates, software updates, store changes, and support! Here we go again!
April 29th, 2019 | 45 mins 44 secs
android, certificates, certification, entitlements, ios, macos, xamarin, xamarin.forms
James is official a macOS developer thanks to Xamarin.Forms! He ported My Stream Timer over to macOS from WPF in a matter of hours and he gives a full break down of the good, bad, and the ugly.
April 22nd, 2019 | 48 mins 38 secs
android, asp.net, dependency injection, di, extensions, ioc, ios, mobile, uwp, web, xamarin
You read it right! James is going all in on DI and IoC... or is he? We chat about the pros, cons, and reasons why James hasn't gone all in for many years and why he has started to change his mind using the new Microsoft.Extensions.Host library!
April 15th, 2019 | 37 mins 34 secs
embedded, iot, meadow, raspberry pi, windows iot core, xamarin, xp
Let's enter the world of IoT with .NET! We take a quick stroll down memory lane, but blaze at lightning speed into the future of running .NET Core and the SDK directly on raspberry pi devices! The .NET team is hard at work enabling IoT scenarios and creating the "Xamarin.Essentials" for IoT connectors and devices with their first stop being GPIO. We don't stop there as we investigate where Windows 10 IoT Core fits into the .NET developer story!
April 8th, 2019 | 36 mins 38 secs
.net core, dotnet core 3, msix, packaging, store, wpf, xamarin
So long Desktop bridge and hello MSIX, the new hero of packaging and distributing Windows applications (and maybe more). James walks through his new .NET Core 3 WPF app and how he stumbled upon MSIX. We also discuss what the heck it is, the downsides, the upsides, and the future of packaging up apps.
April 1st, 2019 | 48 mins 3 secs
apple, apple card, apple tv, development, services, tv+, xamarin
Apple steps out of its element to announce several new services and a... credit card? What does this mean for developers, consumers, and the future of Apple? We discuss it all.
March 25th, 2019 | 40 mins 1 sec
android, aot, c++, compile, il, ios, llvm, xamarin
What about performance? How fast can C# possibly be on the iPhone? What if we told you it is a 1 to 1 and Frank can prove it as he wrote a way of compiling C/C++ code directly to .NET Standard and then measured performance of C to LLVM to IL to LLVM to Native! We discuss what this all means.
March 18th, 2019 | 41 mins 41 secs
android, ios, mac, updates, visual studio, visual studio 2019, xamarin
HYPE HYPE HYPE! It is almost time for a brand new version of Visual Studio with awesome new features including a brand new editor on Visual Studio for Mac. We also look at source control, first run experience, C# 8, .NET Core 3, and so much more.
March 11th, 2019 | 43 mins 43 secs
android, apps, heroes, ios, languages, webassembly, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It is time for more listener submitted lightning topics! This week we cover Xamarin.Forms Visual, how we start an app, WebAssembly wishes, career languages, and chat about people we deeply respect and admire.
March 4th, 2019 | 40 mins 31 secs
android, android q, foldables, galaxy fold, hardware, ios, mate x, tablets, ui, xamarin
Regardless if you want a foldable phone or not they are coming! In fact they are here today with new devices from Samsung and Huawei! We give our thoughts on the foldable revolution and their impact on mobile application development.
February 25th, 2019 | 40 mins 1 sec
android, desk, developer, home office, ios, management, marie kondo, office, organization, work, xamarin
When was the last time you completely tore apart your work space and optimized it for full productivity? We are talking about creating a unique, organized, and happy work office that you actually want to come to every day. We talk about our recent experiences in creating a great work at home experience.
February 18th, 2019 | 41 mins 38 secs
android, animations, art, design, desktop, ios, mobile, perfection, ui, user interface, xamarin
Platform Design vs Custom Design? Fancy Animations? Hours of tweaking and tuning the user interface? Does that really make a great application? It is worth all the work that needs to go these small tiny details? We discuss!