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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  • 233: Bluetooth is Mind-blowing!

    December 21st, 2020  |  59 mins 52 secs
    android, bike, ble, bluetooth, bluetooth low energy, cadence, ios, iot, sensor, xamarin

    James has finally discovered the magic of Bluetooth and is on an adventure of building his own app. On top of that he is investigating the wonderful world of IoT and Bluetooth combined!

  • 232: AirPods Max, Apple Fitness+, and AR/VR Indoor Cycling

    December 14th, 2020  |  42 mins 48 secs
    airpods, airpods max, android, apple fitness, home cycling, ios, services, xamarin

    December surprise from Apple with some brand-new products and services dropping just in time for the holidays. Frank and James take a quick dip into Apple's new headphones, before heading into the world of home fitness and possibilities for app developers.

  • 231: No M1 Talk We Promise... 🤞🤔🤫

    December 7th, 2020  |  32 mins 51 secs
    apple, apple m1, ios, m1, macbook, macbook air, xamarin

    No, for real, we are completely done with the M1. No M1 talk here at all!

  • 230: QA Testing M1 iOS Apps + 21% Raise for Frank!

    November 30th, 2020  |  38 mins 39 secs
    android, apple, ios, lightning talks, m1, qa testing, the queen's gambit, visual basic, xamarin

    It is time for lightning topics!!! We are here to break down 6 topics quick! We look at testing iOS apps on the M1 chip, Apple's new raise for all app developers, using C# 9 in Xamarin apps, top level programs, visual basic, and The Queen's Gambit!

  • 229: Selling iOS Apps on M1 Apple Silicon

    November 23rd, 2020  |  37 mins 44 secs
    apple silicon, ios, ipados, m1, macos, xamarin

    The time has come! We can finally start shipping and selling iOS apps on macOS devices powered by Apple M1 Silicon! We discuss all the pros and cons and things you probably didn't think you should be considering.

  • 228: .NET Conf 2020 & Apple M1 Event Recap

    November 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    apple, apple silicon, csharp 9, dotnet, dotnetconf, fsharp 5, m1, xamarin, xaml

    This last week was crazy! .NET Conf 2020, .NET 5, Visual Studio 16.8, XAML Hot Reload 2.0, Xbox Series S/X launch, Apple M1 Events, and so much more!

  • 227: Databases!

    November 9th, 2020  |  51 mins 54 secs
    android, desktop, ios, no-sql, server, sqlite, sqlite-net, xamarin

    Let's talk about databases! SQLite, No-SQL, LiteDB, CoreData, and so much more! All the options!

  • 226: Universal Custom Data Link Schemes

    November 2nd, 2020  |  38 mins 20 secs
    android, data schemes, ios, sharing data, xamarin

    We are tweaking and tuning our apps past the beta summer with small fun quirks from Apple and Google.

  • 225: Frank Got Catalyst for Xamarin.iOS Working!

    October 26th, 2020  |  45 mins 1 sec
    android, catalyst, ios, xamarin

    You heard it! Frank Got Catalyst for Xamarin.iOS Working!

  • 224: iPhone 12 is here with magnets!

    October 19th, 2020  |  56 mins 47 secs
    apple event, homepod, ios, iphone 12, magnets, magsafe, xamarin

    That is right, we are back with another full breakdown of a lovely apple event. This time it is the Apple Homepod Mini and iPhone 12 event.

  • 223: How App Updates Work

    October 12th, 2020  |  42 mins 11 secs
    android, database, in-app purchase, ios, migrations, upgrades, xamarin

    How to app updates work, what do you need to know, migrate, and hook into? Or do you need to at all?

  • 222: Cool New Tech

    October 5th, 2020  |  46 mins 31 secs
    android, drones, google tv, ios, lego, ring, xamarin

    Drone cameras, 3d printing with pens, google tvs, and so much more!

  • 221: Swift on Windows, Clean Code, and iOS 14

    September 28th, 2020  |  42 mins 12 secs
    clean code, database, ios 14, maui, swift, windows, xamarin

    Now back to our normally scheduled lightning topics with awesome listener suggestions including Swift on Windows, .NET Maui, Database selection, clean code, iOS 14, and more.

  • 220: Apple Event Recap - Apple Watch Series 6 & New iPad Air

    September 21st, 2020  |  57 mins 33 secs
    apple, apple fitness, event, ipad, new ipad, watchos 7, xamarin

    We are back with a full breakdown of last week's exciting Apple event. We break down all of the highlights around the new Apple Watch Series 6, watchOS 7, Apple Fitness+, Apple One, and the New iPad Air.

  • 219: Move over float, it is time for Half

    September 14th, 2020  |  37 mins 10 secs
    coding, dotnet, dotnet 5, half, half type, xamarin

    Is it possible for us to talk about a new floating point time in .NET for 30 minutes and make it super fun? Find out!

  • 218: The One About Blazor

    September 7th, 2020  |  49 mins 18 secs, core, blazor, hybrid, mobile, spa, web, xamarin

    The time has finally come! We talk about our favorite new web framework, Blazor!