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.
May 28th, 2018 | 39 mins 17 secs
accessibility, android, apps, brail, inclusive, inclusive design, ios, seeing ai, touch, uwp, visual studio, windows, xamarin, xamarin.forms
We got to sit down with the legendary Saqib Shaikh, Team lead for Seeing AI, to talk about creating inclusive software for everyone. Saqib also shared insights into how Seeing AI was created and where it is going next.
May 21st, 2018 | 41 mins 49 secs
ai, android, computers, data analytics, ios, machine learning, pluto, programming, python, r, space, space travel, star trek, uwp, west world, xamarin, xamarin.forms
We sit down with the world famous Paige Bailey to discuss the state of machine learning and its impact on space exploration as well as on the coral reef. We of course get into artificial intelligence and how it is impacting every industry out there and we let Paige fill in all the pieces.
May 14th, 2018 | 42 mins 10 secs
android, app center, github, ios, microsoft build, uwp, xamarin, xamarin.forms
We are live from Microsoft Build 2018 with Nilofer Rajpurkar from App Center and Steve Winton from GitHub to discuss the new partnership between Microsoft and GitHub and how they are making mobile app developers' lives better with new integrations for continuous integration.
May 7th, 2018 | 45 mins 59 secs
android, architecture, data, ios, mvvm, ui, ui driven development, uwp, ux, xamarin, xamarin.forms
We love architecture, but we also hate architecture... so throw it all away! This week we take a look at UI Driven Development to get stuff done! We chat on the reasons why, the positives, the negatives, and what James and Frank both have built using this approach all in very little time.
April 30th, 2018 | 47 mins 45 secs
android, aot, app size, dot-net native, ios, jit, linker, mono, progaurd, uwp, xamarin, xamarin.forms
Using too many libraries and your app size is too big? Don't worry the linker is here to save the day! That's right the Mono linker and .NET Native are here to shrink that app and library size and can be highly customized.
April 23rd, 2018 | 48 mins 25 secs
android, architecture, flutter, frp, functional reactive programming, immutable ui, ios, mvvm, react, redux, uwp, xamarin, xamarin.forms
MVVM, Functional Reactive Programming, Redux, Reactive, or just straight up code behind! There are so many options out there and has been a huge debate. We sit down and discuss some architecture including Frank's latest experiment: Immutable UI.
April 16th, 2018 | 49 mins 45 secs
android, cd, ci, cross-platform, documentation, essentials, ios, libraries, release, uwp, visual studio, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It is time to release some "real" software and "real" production libraries. We discuss the steps we take to release our libraries out into the wild including a full audit trail of APIs, code, docs, and tons of tiny little things that are easy to skip. We have a blast this week and think you are going to love it.
April 9th, 2018 | 35 mins 30 secs
android, c#, c# 7-2, dot-net, dot-net core, ios, memory, span, uwp, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It may be our geekiest podcast yet as we somehow chat about the new Span
and Memory value types in C# 7.2 and all the optimized goodness that they bring to .NET applications!
April 2nd, 2018 | 49 mins
android, c#, game developers conference, gdc, ios, mobile games, monogame, unity, urhosharp, visual studio, xamarin
We take a look at game development in 2018 and sit down for our first interview with Shaun Peoples from Durham Games to talk about their upcoming iOS and Android game Foodie Trucks that is built with Unity and C#.
March 28th, 2018 | 26 mins 19 secs
apple, clasrroom, classkit, education, ios, ipad, swift, xamarin
This week Apple announced their brand new plan for bringing the iPad to classrooms with a brand new cheaper iPad, new software, and a new SDK for developers to create content. We breakdown the entire event with our thoughts on if their plan will work.
March 26th, 2018 | 48 mins 30 secs
blazor, flutter, ooui, phython, programming languages, progressive web apps, pwa, react native, source control, twitter, wasm, web assembly, xamarin, xamarin.forms
Yes! Half way to 180 episodes! We are back for lightning talks covering not 6 but 7 different topics this week! We take a quick recap of web assembly, but jump directly into Flutter, React Native, source control, server-less computer, progressive web apps, and more.
March 19th, 2018 | 44 mins 6 secs
You read that correct, you can now run .NET Code directly in your browser with WebAssembly and Mono and it is absolutely amazing. On top of that you can run Xamarin.Forms and ASP.NET applications directly in the browser without any plugins. Frank explains how this all works.
March 12th, 2018 | 51 mins 40 secs
android, dot-net, dot-net standard, f#, frp, functional, ios, reactive, uwp, xamarin
It is that time of year to sit down and analyze F# and how absolutely awesome it is! Frank and James talk through some features that make it a delightful programming language.
March 5th, 2018 | 40 mins 28 secs
android, architecture, core animation, frp, fun, functional programming, ios, mac, macos, mvvm, porting, redux, uwp, view model, work, xamarin, xamarin.forms
Frank is ready to start his next app and he is completely skipping cross-platform development... or is he?!?! We investigate what to do with File->New and how to start the architecture for your next app.
February 26th, 2018 | 39 mins 27 secs
azure, containers, docker, image, ios, kubernetes, pods, swarm, xamarin
"It works on my machine" is a statement of the past with containers! Docker, Kubernetes, Pods, Registries, Swarms, and Spheres! So much to learn and so much awesome.
February 19th, 2018 | 42 mins 48 secs
.net standard, android, asp.net core, c#, code sharing, dot net standard, f#, ios, macos, multi-targeting, uwp, visual studio, visual studio for mac, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It is 2018 and we are so over Linked Files, Portable Class Libraries, and Shared Projects cluttering up our libraries. In fact we only need ONE project to target every platform that .NET supports. It is time to multi-target the world!