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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  • 274: Building IoT Things

    October 4th, 2021  |  39 mins 34 secs
    apps, dc motor, iot, meadow, robot, servos, xamarin

    James needs the ultimate tutorial on what and how to build things with Microcontrollers and Frank is here to help!

  • 273: Microsoft Surface 2021 Event Recap

    September 27th, 2021  |  47 mins 47 secs

    We are "falling into" new devices with the Surface event showcasing new Surface Pro devices, Surface Duo 2, and Surface Studio Laptop.

  • 272: .NET 6 RC1, .NET MAUI Updates, & iPhone 13 Event Recap

    September 20th, 2021  |  58 mins 37 secs
    .net 6, .net maui, apple watch, dotnet 6, dotnet maui, event, ios, iphone 13, maui, recap, xamarin

    What a week! We have you covered with everything happening with .NET 6, .NET MAUI, and a full breakdown of the iPhone 13 event.

  • 271: How not to monetize an app

    September 13th, 2021  |  44 mins 50 secs
    android, in-app purchase, ios, m1, marketing, mobile, monetize, phased release, xamarin

    It has been a week since James did his "phased release" for his apps, how did it go, and would he recommend it. We also discuss how to actually monetize your app correctly when you have in-app purchases.

  • 270: M1 on the road, phased release, new SQLite-net, and .NET MAUI ready libraries

    September 6th, 2021  |  47 mins 16 secs
    android, dotnet maui, ios, m1, macbook, phased release, podcast, sqlite, sqlite-net, xamarin

    Frank is on the road, but we answer your questions in this week's podcast featuring lightning topics! We take a look at the latest enhancements to SQLite-net from Frank, how to get your libraries .NET MAUI and .NET 6 ready, and what is the proper way to do phased rollouts on iOS and Android.

  • 269: How not to advertise mobile apps

    August 30th, 2021  |  42 mins 24 secs

    Frank explores the crazy world of app advertising across Facebook, Twitter, and Apple. We break down how exactly not to do this!

  • 268: Authentication shouldn't be hard

    August 23rd, 2021  |  46 mins 47 secs
    auth0, device auth, mdm, okta, security, xamarin

    We are joined by Tanvir Ahmed from Okta to talk about why authentication can seem so hard, but really shouldn't be. We chat about how our devices that we carry around with us every day really should be the key to unlock and remove passwords.

  • 267: Hacking Onewheel Bluetooth

    August 16th, 2021  |  31 mins 53 secs
    frank is at it again with a new and awesome bluetooth application, this time for the apple watch that displays his onewheel information in realtime! he breaks down the inspiration and how he got it working!

    Frank is at it again with a new and awesome Bluetooth application, this time for the Apple Watch that displays his Onewheel information in real time! He breaks down the inspiration and how he got it working!

  • 266: How not to architect a database

    August 9th, 2021  |  52 mins 9 secs
    android, database, ios, sqlite, sqlite-net, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    James had an awesome feature request for his app, but it required storing thousands of rows of data. Instead of relying on decades old best practices he decided to roll his own serialization... was that the best? SQLite-net creator Frank lets him have it.

  • 265: Robot Engineer turned Program Manager with Maddy Leger

    August 2nd, 2021  |  49 mins 12 secs
    college, dotnet maui, intern, internship, jobs, microsoft, program management, program manager, xamarin

    James sits down with Maddy Leger, Program Manager for .NET MAUI and Xamarin tooling at Microsoft, to hear about her journey from her first PC to working at one of the world's largest tech companies.

  • 264: FOSS, Code Tours, & .NET MAUI Web with Ooui

    July 26th, 2021  |  45 mins 31 secs
    .net maui, android, dotnet maui, foss, funds, ios, maui, oss, xamarin

    Open source software funds from Microsoft exist and Ooui was nominated! We talk about the process and how that evolved into contributing to .NET MAUI!

  • 263: Building Computers

    July 19th, 2021  |  41 mins 34 secs
    build, computer, desktop, linux, mobile, windows, xamarin

    Frank and I decided to build and upgrade our computers. How did we decide what to build and what are we building them for?

  • 262: Your AI Code Copilot

    July 12th, 2021  |  44 mins 27 secs

    GitHub Copilot is here, and Frank goes hands on with the new service that provides code recommendations directly in VS Code.

  • 261: Windows 11 Insider Preview

    July 5th, 2021  |  49 mins 32 secs
    android, ios, windows, windows 11, xamarin

    Windows 11 event ✅, Windows 11 developer event ✅, Windows 11 installed ✅

  • 260: Every question answered

    June 28th, 2021  |  40 mins 13 secs
    android, animal crossing, app store, freemium, ios, island tracker, paid apps, turnips, xamarin

    We take your questions directly on another lighting topic episode of Merge Conflict

  • 259: Photogrammetry

    June 21st, 2021  |  42 mins 30 secs
    drones, ios, ios 15, photogrammetry, wwdc, xamarin

    We dive deep into the latest APIs for mapping the physical world with macOS into 3D models.