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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  • Merge Conflict 45: Build 2017 - No More MSBuild

    May 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 1 min
    .net core, .net standard, ai, android, build 2017, conference, cosmos db, embeddinator, fluent, fluent design, ios, machine learning, macos, visual studio, xamarin, xamarin live player, xaml standard

    The past few days at Microsoft Build 2017 have been filled with wonderful news for .NET and Xamarin developers. We have a full recap of the event, announcements, and a few predictions.

  • Merge Conflict 44: I Love Callbacks

    May 8th, 2017  |  41 mins 46 secs
    .net, async, await, background, mobile, programming, server, task parallel library, tasks, threading, threads, tpl, xamarin

    This week we tackle the TPL, that is right, the Task Parallel Library. We dive into one of our favorite features of C# and .NET, async/await programming.

  • Merge Conflict 43: DevOps for the Solo Developer

    May 1st, 2017  |  42 mins 37 secs
    android, appveyor, bitrise, continous delivery, continuous integration, devops, github, hockeyapp, ios, slack, trello, visual studio team services, vsts, windows, xamarin

    DevOps, that is right Developer Operations, all the things that you don't want to do manually, so you automate them! This week we talk about build, test, and deploy for all of your mobile applications and .NET libraries.

  • Merge Conflict 42: Code Coverage == Quality

    April 24th, 2017  |  44 mins 44 secs
    acceptance testing, android, ios, nunit, tdd, test drive development, testing, ui tests, unit tests, user interface testing, web, xamarin, xunit

    It's everyone's favorite topic... TESTING! That's right we tackle the world of unit testing, code coverage, user interface testing, acceptance testing, and so much more.

  • Merge Conflict 41: Print me up, Scotty

    April 17th, 2017  |  44 mins 5 secs
    3d printing, android, ios, makerbot, mobile, nintendo switch, switch, tiko, xamarin

    Is 3D printing poised to change how we prototype and build parts and full machines or is it just another toy? We discuss all the pros and cons on this week's Merge Conflict.

  • Merge Conflict 40: Setting Expectations

    April 10th, 2017  |  37 mins 34 secs
    android, app development, app store promotion, certificates, developer setup, ios, keystores, promotion, settings, xamarin

    It's that time again... Lightning Talks!!! This week we cover six different spanning settings, app advertising, provisioning, and more!

  • Merge Conflict 39: Parsing Palindromes

    April 3rd, 2017  |  43 mins 52 secs
    coding challenges, data structures, development, interviews, ios, linked lists, studying, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    It's time to tune our developer skills by leveraging some amazing coding challenges that teach us answers to questions like exactly what are linked lists again?

  • Merge Conflict 38: One Library to Rule Them All

    March 27th, 2017  |  53 mins 38 secs
    .net, .net core, .net standard, android, core, ios, libraries, linux, macos, shared code, windows forms, wpf, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    It is finally time for .NET truly to be EVERYWHERE! This week we investigate the dream of .NET Standard libraries, one library that can be shared in any .NET application.

  • Merge Conflict 37: TLS - How Do You EVEN

    March 20th, 2017  |  51 mins 53 secs
    android, http, ios, networking, ssl, tls, windows, xamarin

    It's time to go down the rabbit hole of networking to investigate the ins and outs of Transport Layer Security (TLS) and how it impacts your apps.

  • Merge Conflict 36: Sorry iPhone 4

    March 13th, 2017  |  41 mins 2 secs
    android, ios, market share, platform share, platform support, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    When and how should you drop support for a specific device or operating system? We talk about the market today and how we handle it in our own apps.

  • Merge Conflict 35: Security Through Obscurity

    March 6th, 2017  |  40 mins 59 secs
    android, ios, mobile, obfuscation, security, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    It's time to talk code security when developing applications to try to stop people from stealing our precious code and apps.

  • Merge Conflict 34: Developing for macOS

    February 27th, 2017  |  56 mins 51 secs
    desktop, macos, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    It is time to tackle the other desktop and brush up on our struts and springs as when investigate the ins and outs of macOS.

  • Merge Conflict 33: Prepping for Disaster

    February 20th, 2017  |  42 mins 14 secs
    backup, backup services, data, data recovery, machine backup, nas, sync services

    Is your data ready for a complete disaster? We discuss why you should care about backing up your data and how to easily get started.

  • Merge Conflict 32: Building "Super" Computers

    February 13th, 2017  |  40 mins 25 secs
    computer building, computers, gaming, streaming, technology

    Everyone should build their own computer! This week we cover the ins and outs of building your own "Super" computer from scratch.

  • Merge Conflict 31: One UI to Rule Them All

    February 6th, 2017  |  46 mins 23 secs
    android, cross-platform ui, ios, xamarin, xamarin.forms, xaml

    Cross-platform native user interface? Pipe dream or reality? Frank and James debate the Pros and Cons of Xamarin.Forms.

  • Merge Conflict 30: The One with No Conflicts

    January 30th, 2017  |  39 mins 20 secs
    adversting, big data, lightning talks, mobile, search ads, shaders, tensorflow, xamarin

    It's lightning talks week here on Merge Conflict. We cover six topics in under thirty minutes! iMessage Apps, GPU Programming, Tensorflow, and so much more.