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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  • 361: WWDC 2023 Recap - Apple Vision Pro & Beyond

    June 6th, 2023  |  49 mins 51 secs
    apple vision pro, ios 17, vision pro, wwdc, wwdc 2023, wwdc23

    WWDC is here and we breakdown everything you need to know from the keynote and developer state of the union! From iOS 17, new watch features, iPadOS, and yes, the new Vision Pro! We got you covered.

  • Teaser: WWDC 2023 Predictions

    June 4th, 2023  |  9 mins 21 secs

    We are days away from WWDC so instead of making you wait a week we have our predictions first and then will break down with a special episode after the event!

  • 360: Microsoft Build 2023, Security, Passkeys, & LLM AI Takeover!

    May 29th, 2023  |  38 mins 49 secs

    It's that time again for lighting topics! This week we first recap and give our impressions of Microsoft Build 2023 and then tackle some of your questions!

  • 359: Publishing Android Apps to Amazon App Store + Windows 11

    May 22nd, 2023  |  44 mins 22 secs
    .net, amazon app store, android, android app store, dotnet, visual studio, was, windows 11, windows subsystem, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    James is on a mission to get his app on as many platforms as possible. This time he dives through his journey of getting his Android apps into the Amazon App Store which also means onto Windows 11! What did he have to do and what was the experience like for his end users?

  • 358: Google I/O 2023 Recap - AI 🤔, Dark Mode 🎉

    May 15th, 2023  |  40 mins 32 secs
    android, android studio, dotnet, google, google i/o, google io, pixel, xamarin

    It's conference season and Google kicks off things with lots and lots of AI at Google I/O 2023. We break down the latest happenings from the main keynotes including new Android Wear APIs, Pixel folding devices, AI infused Android Studio, Android 14, WebAssembly goodies, and so much more including AI.

  • 357: The Zune UI was the Best UI

    May 8th, 2023  |  34 mins 48 secs
    .net, dotnet, dotnetmaui, guardians, hd, windows, xamarin, xaml, zune

    That is right! Everyone's favorite MP3 player is back! This time due to a collaboration with Guardians of the Galaxy, but it doesn't matter because Hanselman and others have found ways to revive it in 2023. We discuss the Zune software, UI stack, why we loved it, and why it may have been the best XAML to XAML.

  • 356: Sunsetting software, libraries, & APIs

    May 1st, 2023  |  39 mins 28 secs

    When is the right time to sunset software from the app store? How about a library up on NuGet? What is the right way to do it for your customers and folks using your software? We discuss in this weeks podcast.

  • 355: Previewing the Preview of C# 12

    April 24th, 2023  |  38 mins 45 secs
    .net, c#, csharp, dotnet

    It is that time of year again! New C# features! That is right, .NET 8 Preview 3 just dropped and with it is the first preview features of C# 12 including Primary constructors for non-record classes and structs, using aliases for any type, and default values for lambda expression parameters. We break them all down!

  • 354: .NET Native AOT Apps Fit on a Floppy Disk!

    April 17th, 2023  |  43 mins 41 secs
    .net, aot, dotnet, microsoft build, native aot

    With Microsoft Build and .NET 8 right around the corner, the team is hard at work optimizing the runtime to fit full Native AOT apps down under 1.44MB! That is right, it fits fully on a floppy disk! We discuss all things AOT and what you need to know.

  • 353: Exploring & Analyzing Bing Chat

    April 10th, 2023  |  40 mins 5 secs

    Let's get deeper into ChatGPT and GTP-4 this with Bing Chat and the newly integrated side bar of Microsoft Edge.

  • 352: Analyzing The Twitter Algorithm

    April 3rd, 2023  |  39 mins 45 secs

    They did it! The Twitter Algorithm is open source! We break down how it works, what is in it, and how why you should care (or not).

  • 351: What are F# Discriminated Unions?

    March 27th, 2023  |  34 mins 46 secs

    Frank tries to explain his favorite F# feature and also discussion the C# proposal for union types!

  • 350: Multimodal GPT-4

    March 20th, 2023  |  45 mins 56 secs

    It is time for some lightning topics and we go big on AI with GPT-4, infused ChatGPT everywhere, and we answer your questions from the past few months! Oh... and Sauna... and SVB discussion!

  • 349: Packaged with external location or unpackaged

    March 13th, 2023  |  32 mins 11 secs

    We figured our how to run a windows exe on windows with .net maui!

  • 348: ChatGPT Comes to the Command Line

    March 6th, 2023  |  42 mins 39 secs
    .net, askgpt, chatgpt, dotnet

    Frank builds a command line interface for ChatGTP with .NET!

  • 347: Converting Star Wars Dark Forces 3DO Files with .NET MAUI

    February 27th, 2023  |  34 mins 17 secs

    Franks heads back to create apps for games from the 1990s with .NET MAUI.