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 Xamarin. 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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Episodes

  • 187: Blasting Off with Jupyter Notebooks

    February 3rd, 2020  |  33 mins 40 secs
    android, dot-net, ios, jupyter notebook, python, vs code, xamarin

    Frank goes deep on Jupyter Notebooks and James is oh so confused, but hey he got to fly some drones.

  • 186: Hot Hot Hot

    January 27th, 2020  |  35 mins 40 secs
    android, flutter, hot reload, hot restart, hot ui, ios, xamarin, xamarin.forms, xaml

    Everything is HOT! XAML Hot Reload, Hot Restart, Hot UI, Hot Hot, and the Hottest of the Hot and we discuss it all!

  • 185: Frank Hates Dark Mode

    January 20th, 2020  |  37 mins 22 secs
    android, dark mode, design, ios, themes, xamarin

    We are back talking about designing beautiful applications that span both light and dark modes. While maybe he doesn't hate dark mode, he has great tips and tricks that we discuss to make your app pop.

  • 184: Building 3D Apps with SceneKit

    January 13th, 2020  |  45 mins 51 secs
    android, audio, drones, ios, podcasting, scenekit, spritekit, xamarin

    2D, 3D, VR, MR, all the things with SceneKit! Frank talks about his adventures into creating a full 3D application that IS NOT A GAME with SceneKit!

  • 183: How This Thing Is Made

    January 6th, 2020  |  44 mins 52 secs
    android, drone, drones, equipment, ios, new year, podcast, production, xamarin

    What started off as a conversation about flying around drones turned into a full podcast about how we make this very podcast production you are listening to.

  • 182: Introduction to Electrical Engineering

    December 30th, 2019  |  50 mins 19 secs
    android, electrical engineering, esp32, ios, iot, meadow, raspberry pi, xamarin

    To close out 2019 we go back to the basics with a little introduction to IoT, which means an introduction to electrical engineering. James is guided through the journey of understanding out all of this cool fun tech works by Frank, the electrical engineer himself.

  • 181: Hacking The Holidays

    December 23rd, 2019  |  44 mins 32 secs
    ai, android, ios, iot, kotlin, ml, swift, xamarin

    It is time for some holiday hacks! Tune in to see what Frank & James are hacking on through the holidays.

  • 180: Cloud Powered GPUs

    December 16th, 2019  |  39 mins 35 secs
    android, devops, dual screen, gpu, ios, xamarin

    We are back for our 18th installment of lightning topics! We cover several topics each covered in 5 minutes. This week we cover more DevOps, large PRs to Xamarin, System.Threading.Channels, GPUs, and what the next thing in tech is.

  • 179: Analyzing All That Data

    December 9th, 2019  |  54 mins 34 secs
    analytics, android, app center, app insights, data, ios, ios 9, telemetry, xamarin

    After a year of gathering data in his apps, Frank finally sat down to analyze it all. Did it answer his questions? Did he make changes to the app? Did he rip the telemetry out completely? Tune in.

  • 178: Building C# with Mads Torgersen

    December 2nd, 2019  |  49 mins 5 secs
    android, c#, csharp, f#, ios, microsoft, xamarin

    James sits down with the legendary Mads Torgersen to talk about how the team at Microsoft builds C# and works with the community to plan out and iterate on new features.

  • 177: DevOps, DevOps, DevOps

    November 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    ado, android, appcenter, azure devops, bitrise, continuous delivery, continuous integration, devops, ios, testflight, xamarin

    It is all things DevOps for mobile apps this week. We try to get Frank inline with figuring out continuous delivery with several different products including App Center, Azure DevOps, Bitrise, and more.

  • 176: The Ultimate Developer Machine

    November 18th, 2019  |  57 mins 52 secs
    16-inch, apple, development, ios, macbook, macbook pro, machine, xamarin

    Apple has finally put the Pro back in MacBook Pro with the new 16-inch. We discuss if this is finally the ultimate developer machine, what we would pick, why we would pick it, and if you really need to spend this month money :)

  • 175: #nullable enable

    November 11th, 2019  |  45 mins 27 secs
    android, c# 8, csharp, ios, nullable, nullable reference types, xamarin

    The time is now! Turn on C# 8 in all of your projects and enable Nullable Reference Types! James is a convert and he explains why in this week's pod.

  • 174: LangVersion ??= C# 8

    November 4th, 2019  |  49 mins 31 secs
    .net core, android, c# 8, csharp, dot-net, ios, uwp, xamarin

    The time has come for C# 8 and all of the glorious features it brings! Go time!

  • 173: RISC Is Good

    October 28th, 2019  |  43 mins 56 secs
    android, architecture, arm, cpu, intel, ios, macos, risc, touchbar, x86, xamarin

    Devices are a changing! ARM is slowly taking over the world, now fully running the new Surface Pro X and the touchbar on macOS. What is next for CPU architecture and what does it mean for developers?

  • 172: Who Turned Out The Lights?

    October 21st, 2019  |  43 mins 14 secs
    accessibility, android, dark mode, design, ios, themes, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    Now that the betas are over and the .1 releases are out, it is finally time to actually integrate new features into our app. No better place to start than dark mode! So many considerations when attempting to implement this. Implicit, explicit, system themes? Where to start? We discuss.