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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  • 400: Your Burning Questions Answered

    March 4th, 2024  |  1 hr 42 secs

    Everything you ever wanted to know, answered.

  • 399: How to Build & Try to Release an Apple Vision Pro App

    February 26th, 2024  |  37 mins 20 secs

    Frank is deep in visionOS development and spatial computing. He has "shipped" his first app, but after waiting 5 days of it being "in review" what does he plan do to next as the stress builds.

  • 398: 2 Week Apple Vision Pro Review + .NET 9 Preview 1 Is Here

    February 19th, 2024  |  45 mins 23 secs

    Frank has had the AVP for a few weeks what does he think. Also we break down all the goodies in .NET 9 Preview 1!

  • 397: Podcasting Inside Apple Vision Pro

    February 12th, 2024  |  49 mins 32 secs

    Frank goes hands on with the Apple Vision Pro and loves it so much he decides to record the entire podcast while wearing it!

  • 396: Designing for the Apple Vision Pro

    February 5th, 2024  |  42 mins 38 secs

    We answer some of your developer related questions before we get our hands on the device such as how do we think of designing for the Apple Vision Pro?

  • 395: Buying The Apple Vision Pro

    January 29th, 2024  |  34 mins 59 secs

    Frank did it! He purchased the Apple Vision Pro. How was the process? What was the motivation? Does he have any regrets? We find out on this week's pod.

  • 394: 1BRC, Getting Spatial, & Importance of Source Control

    January 22nd, 2024  |  37 mins 39 secs

    Let's explore updates in the 1 Billion Row Challenge, Apple Vision Pro, and how important source control is and how James was so thankful for it recently.

  • 393: The Apple Vision Pro Developer Dilemma

    January 15th, 2024  |  46 mins 5 secs
  • 392: The One Billion Row Challenge - .NET Edition

    January 8th, 2024  |  38 mins 45 secs

    How fast can you read in and parse a file with one billion rows of data? That is the challenge taking over the Java world, so Frank naturally attempts to do it in F# and .NET! Let's see how he did!

  • 391: Our Predictions for Apple in 2024

    January 1st, 2024  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Hello 2024! Let's talk about what we think is coming for Apple when it comes to hardware, software, and AI!

  • 390: Goodbye 2023

    December 25th, 2023  |  44 mins 10 secs

    We close out 2023 with some lightning topics including our favorite editor features, Tesla robots, AI Updates, Transcribing Scrolls, and plenty of holiday hacks.

  • 389: Wasm, WASI, and Beyond!

    December 18th, 2023  |  34 mins 44 secs

    We discuss it all and the future of .NET!

  • 388: Developer to Manager, Hybrid Success, & Capacity for Innovation

    December 11th, 2023  |  53 mins 37 secs

    For the very first time, Heather joins James for a chat about transitioning from individual contributor to manager in the engineering role. We also discuss hybrid work, some best practices, and how we are trying to increase capacity for innovation.

  • 387: System.Reflection & Native AOT

    December 4th, 2023  |  50 mins 20 secs

    .NET 8 brings a lot of enhancements to Native AOT to helps apps start faster, improve performance, and reduce app size... but there are limitations such as reflection. We discuss as this is Frank's passion.

  • 386: .NET Conf 2023 Recap

    November 27th, 2023  |  55 mins 5 secs

    We break down everything you need to know from .NET Conf 2023 and .NET 8 release!

  • 385: .NET Conf 2023, OpenAI Dev Day, LLC Insight

    November 20th, 2023  |  41 mins 50 secs

    James is out and about, but we have plenty to chat about when it comes to .NET Conf 2023, plus a full recap of all things OpenAI Dev Day, and we answer your questions around if you should start a business when you publish apps. We break it down.