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 13: Let's Talk About Bugs
October 3rd, 2016 | 43 mins 22 secs
bugs, development, mobile, quality, xamarin
Let's be honest, no one writes perfect code and those sneaky bugs find their way in. Frank and James take a look at mitigating and managing bugs and how to properly get feedback from their users.
Merge Conflict 12: Surviving Beta Summers
September 26th, 2016 | 38 mins 16 secs
alpha, beta, ios 10, new software, nougat, visual studio, xamarin
It is new OS season, the best time of year and yet the worst time of year. This week we cover how we survive and preparing for the end of beta summer.
Merge Conflict 11: Lightning Talks Round 1
September 19th, 2016 | 33 mins 16 secs
asynchronous programming, hardware setup, lightning talks, markdown, programmer art, sci-fi, xamarin
It is lightning talk week on Merge Conflict as we cover six different development topics in under thirty minutes.
Merge Conflict 10: Wireless. Effortless. Magical.
September 12th, 2016 | 58 mins 20 secs
apple hardware, ios 10, iphone 7, watchos
Did someone say new Apple hardware? This week we discuss Apple's new phones, watches, accessories, and even a brand new Mario game.
Merge Conflict 9: Welcome Onboard
September 5th, 2016 | 39 mins 34 secs
app onboarding, experience, onboarding, ux, xamarin
The first time users launch your app is the most important time users launch your app. This week we discuss what goes into a great onboarding experience to win over users in just a few seconds.
Merge Conflict 8: Navigating the SyntaxTree Forest
August 29th, 2016 | 40 mins 54 secs
compiling, development, linker, mobile, roslyn, xamarin
Interpreting is Easy, Compiling is Hard, and Linking is even Harder. This week Frank and James investigate what actually happens when you hit that compile button.
Merge Conflict 7: Is Code Sharing Worth It?
August 22nd, 2016 | 39 mins 41 secs
.net standard, code sharing, development, pcl, sharing code, xamarin
Building cross-platform apps sure isn't easy, but code sharing sure helps, but is it worth it? How and when should you share code across a single app and across all apps that you are developing?
Merge Conflict 6: Debugging the Daily Process
August 15th, 2016 | 38 mins 47 secs
debugging, mobile apps, productivity, xamarin
There is a constant influx of notifications from Slack, e-mail, text messages, and news alerts. This week we discuss how to keep productivity high even with all this going on.
Merge Conflict 5: Programming Languages: Gotta Collect 'em All
August 8th, 2016 | 32 mins 38 secs
c#, f#, go, learning, programming languages
C# and F# and Go! Oh my! There are just so many lovely programming languages to learn, but where to start? This week we take a look at what worked for us and what didn’t.
Merge Conflict 4: How Not to Maintain a Server
August 1st, 2016 | 40 mins 27 secs
asp.net, azure functions, icloud, lambda, server, serverless, xamarin
This week Frank & James discuss the importance of a great local experience, server maintenance, and Apple’s amazing CloudKit.
Merge Conflict 3: Your First Open Source Project
July 25th, 2016 | 48 mins 52 secs
github, open source, oss, xamarin
What happens after that Initial Commit to GitHub? This week on Merge Conflict we discuss how we go about starting new repositories on GitHub.
Merge Conflict 2: Augmented Reality #PokemonGo
July 18th, 2016 | 38 mins 2 secs
ar, augmented reality, pokemon go, virtual reality, vr, xamarin
Pokémon Go and its augmented reality pocket monster capturing has taken the world by storm. This week we discuss if AR has finally hit critical mass and general acceptance.
Merge Conflict 1: Build up to an app release
July 11th, 2016 | 47 mins 11 secs
app release, apple, google, mobile development, xamarin
You have spent months or years developing an app, but now you are at that last 5%. Frank & James walk through the last steps before launch day.
Merge Conflict 0: Merge Conflict
July 11th, 2016 | 25 mins 50 secs
merge conflict, podcast
Welcome to Merge Conflict, a weekly discussion around all things development, technology, and more.