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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  • 217: Frank's Custom Identity Service

    August 31st, 2020  |  44 mins 59 secs, core, entity framework, identity server, xamarin

    Frank stands up against the entities of ASP.NET Core's built-in beautiful identity service powered by Entity Framework to do his own thing! How does it turn out? Tune in!

  • 216: GaaS - GUID as a Service

    August 24th, 2020  |  45 mins 4 secs
    app development, guid, mobile, uuid, xamarin

    Everything you ever wanted to know or didn't think you wanted to know about GUIDs aka UUIDs.

  • 215: Model Intermediate Language

    August 17th, 2020  |  44 mins 51 secs
    android, core ml, coreml, ios, pytorch, swift, tensorflow, xamarin

    We are back to machine learning and artificial learning, taking a look at the latest and greatest in Core ML 4.

  • 214: Switching from Android to iPhone

    August 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    android, app store, cloud gaming, ios, iphone se, switch, xamarin

    After 11 years James has moved from Android based phones to iPhone running iOS. Let's talk about the good, bad, and ugly of the transition.

  • 213: GPT-3

    August 3rd, 2020  |  39 mins 46 secs
    ai, android, gpt-3, ios, openai, xamarin

    Is GPT-3 set to take over the world? Find out on this week's podcast!

  • 212: Model-View-Update (MVU) - What, Why, How

    July 27th, 2020  |  45 mins 32 secs
    architecture, fabulous, flutter, maui, mvu, mvvm, react, xamarin, xaml

    It is all in the name - Model-View-Update (MVU) - What, Why, How

  • 211: Failure To Launch

    July 20th, 2020  |  40 mins 35 secs
    android, ios, release, xamarin

    Fit & Finish! That is our topic this week and try to understand what is in Frank's way of shipping his app.

  • 210: I Should Buy a Mac Mini Every Summer

    July 13th, 2020  |  38 mins 47 secs
    android, beta summers, c# 9, cross-platform, dtk, ios, xamarin

    Beta summers, favorite C# 9 features, best new cross-platform app frameworks, and USB-C on this week's lightning topics!

  • 209: Working from Home

    July 6th, 2020  |  47 mins 37 secs
    covid, developer, work from home, xamarin

    Work from home, work from office, work from coffee shop.... we discuss.

  • 208: WWDC Detox + DTK Hype

    June 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    apple care, apple silicon, dtk, ios, macos 11, xamarin

    Frank lost his phone, James bought an iPhone, and WWDC is over!

  • 207.5: WWDC20 Recap

    June 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins
    airpods, catalyst, ios, ios 14, macos, macos 11, tvos, watchos, wwdc, xamarin

    We are off to WWDC 2020! Or... watching the keynote from our house in quarantine. We break down all of the latest apple announcements from WWDC including macOS 11, iOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7!

  • 206: IoT Build Status with BuildLight

    June 15th, 2020  |  42 mins 1 sec
    build status, holiday hack, iot, xamarin

    Frank is off with another #holidayhack... in June with his BuildLight project!

  • 205: Monetization

    June 8th, 2020  |  35 mins 14 secs
    admob, ads, android, ios, monetization, xamarin

    In episode 85 of running a business and building apps we discuss ads! Why your app and website should have them or maybe not and if so how to make money.

  • 204: Going Freemium

    June 1st, 2020  |  55 mins 17 secs
    android, apple, business, freemium, ios, xamarin

    When the app store first started paid apps were the standard, but now it is all about freemium and subscriptions. James walks through his latest dilemma with his Animal Crossing app and how he tried to figure out if he could profit from a freemium model.

  • 203: Updating Open Source Projects

    May 25th, 2020  |  41 mins 20 secs
    android, ios, oss, xamarin

    Sometimes life gets in the way and it takes a bit too long to update that OSS project. A few lessons learned from Frank on SQLite-net and some insight from James on his plethora of projects.

  • 202: Let's Start a Business

    May 18th, 2020  |  47 mins 45 secs
    android, apple, business, corporation, ios, llc, xamarin

    So you want to develop apps.... or sell something... or do anything... you should looking starting an LLC or some sort of business. James and Frank walk you through their journey and James' recent battle with Apple.