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 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.

  • Merge Conflict 29: What Developers Ought to Try in 2017

    January 23rd, 2017  |  37 mins 11 secs
    debugging, linker, linux, macos, xamarin

    What better way to start 2017 than a crash course in fun new things for developers to start playing around with. We pick out our favorite topics that developers ought to know to try out in 2017.

  • Merge Conflict 28: Demystifying In-App Purchases

    January 16th, 2017  |  52 mins 21 secs
    iap, in app purchase, mobile, xamarin

    What does it take to enable and test In-App Purchases in your application? We cover the ins and outs.

  • Merge Conflict 27: Coding Around the Globe

    January 9th, 2017  |  43 mins 43 secs
    coding, travel, xamarin

    Frank is off traveling the world, but that hasn't stopped him from coding on the road. This week we take a look at being productive while away from home.

  • Merge Conflict 26: A Pinch of PHP and a Dash of JS

    January 2nd, 2017  |  37 mins 46 secs
    javascript, mobile, php, server, xamarin

    Even though we love our world of C# sometimes we have to adventure into the great unknown to get things done.

  • Merge Conflict 25: #HolidayHacks

    December 26th, 2016  |  37 mins 59 secs
    arduboy, holiday, holiday hacks, iot, xamarin

    The holidays are here and it is time to do some holiday hacking on things we wish we could have done this year.

  • Merge Conflict 24: Everyone Needs Extensions

    December 19th, 2016  |  44 mins 26 secs
    extensions, visual studio, xamarin, xamarin sudio

    We love our IDEs and live in them most of the day, but it sure is nice to reach into their extensible frameworks and add even more productivity.

  • Merge Conflict 23: ORM or Bust

    December 12th, 2016  |  54 mins 24 secs
    database, nosql, orm, sql, sqlite, xamarin

    Object-relational mappings, you can't live with them and can't live without them so you have probably written your own by now. When you need a database an ORM is a must and we decipher the need and implementations.

  • Merge Conflict 22: Designing Apps the Developer Way

    December 5th, 2016  |  38 mins 8 secs
    android, app, design, ios, material design, mobile apps, xamarin

    This week we take a look at how we design mobile applications. We discuss designing for multiple platforms including the choice to design for the platform or use a custom app design.

  • Merge Conflict 21: Always Be Profiling Code

    November 28th, 2016  |  40 mins 1 sec
    best practices, development, memory, performance, profiling, xamarin

    We seem to be addicted to refactoring code, but what about checking in on CPU and Memory performance and usage with profiling?

  • Merge Conflict 20: Lightning Talks Round 2

    November 21st, 2016  |  36 mins 10 secs
    .net, git, lightning talks, macos, mobile marketshare, xamarin, xamarin.mac

    It is lightning talk week on Merge Conflict as we cover six different development topics in under thirty minutes.

  • Merge Conflict 19: Home Automation API Integration 2.0

    November 14th, 2016  |  42 mins 39 secs
    alexa, amazon echo, google home, iot, smart home, xamarin

    James has gone and purchased a Google Home and now thinks he can fully automate his entire house, but can he wrap his developer mind around the new world of IoT in his home and get it all playing together?

  • Merge Conflict 18: Ads + ? == Profit

    November 7th, 2016  |  41 mins 5 secs
    ad, admob, advertising, android, facebook, iap, ios, mobile ads, monetize, xamarin

    Users and developers are overwhelmed with options to monetize their mobile applications. With so many strategies, how do you know what to pick and what will work for your apps?

  • Merge Conflict 17: Live Coding - The Ultimate Performance

    October 31st, 2016  |  41 mins 48 secs
    conferences, presentations, public speaking, speaking

    Frank is off to deliver a technical presentation in London and James is here to help with his Tips and Tricks on presenting code.

  • Merge Conflict 16: There Will Always Be Room for Nintendo

    October 24th, 2016  |  34 mins 34 secs
    game development, mobile games, nintendo, nintendo switch, super mario run, xamarin

    Nintendo has announced Switch, their new hybrid portable game console. What does this mean for mobile games, what are the opportunities for developers, and where to get started?