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.
February 11th, 2019 | 39 mins 36 secs
android, binding, c++, interop, ios, pinvoke, xamarin
When you need to get something done, sometimes you have to write some C++. Or sometimes you have no choice because you were handed a C++ library and why not expose a beautiful C# layer to call form your mobile apps. Seems easy right? We take a look at the why, how, and struggles with doing so.
February 4th, 2019 | 44 mins 39 secs
coffee shop, desk, engineer, office, programmer, standing desk, work from home, work life, xamarin
Is working from home the future or is it just a pipe dream? What is the correct setup when it comes to equipment and what issues can you run into? This week we take a look at our own situation and discuss the positive and negatives.
January 28th, 2019 | 37 mins 47 secs
android, asp.net, dot-net, ios, nuget, server, sqlite, sqlite-net, xamarin
It is the 10 year anniversary of Frank's SQLite-net library and he has some huge improvements and feature in store. We discuss the past, present, and future of SQLite across all of the different .NET platforms and how you can drop SQLite-net onto your server to simplify web apps!
January 21st, 2019 | 33 mins 30 secs
android, app store, apple, calca, ios, marketing, promotion, xamarin
Frank has some totally rad news! Apple is maybe, perhaps, almost, promoting his app. This has us thinking of app marketing and promotion for not only launching an app, but also when launching new features.
January 14th, 2019 | 1 hr 10 mins
android, career, development, frank, interview, ios, james, life, rit, xamarin
It is a very special week on Merge Conflict as James Montemagno gets to sit down and interview Frank Krueger about his childhood, life, career, move to independent developer, and future plans. You do not want to miss this episode.
January 7th, 2019 | 29 mins 44 secs
android, ar, mixed reality, mobile, mr, oculus, oculus go, virtual reality, vr, xamarin
It's a slow start to the new year, which means it is time to talk about what we splurged on this holiday! Frank got himself a new Oculus Go, so why not talk about the state of VR, AR, and MR!
December 31st, 2018 | 53 mins 56 secs
android, c#, dot-net, dot-net standard, ios, microprocessors, shared projects, xamarin, xamarin.forms, year review
It is that wonderful time of the year where we get to reflect back on all of the amazing stuff from 2018 and also give our 2019 (and beyond) predictions in the world of development. We also take your questions for our end of the year lightning topics including: C# features we want, .NET Standard vs Shared Project, Xamarin.Forms 5.0, Microprocessors, and learning languages.
December 24th, 2018 | 37 mins 2 secs
android, c#, c# 8, dot-net, ios, nullable, nullable reference types, xamarin
We enter the world of C# 8 nullable reference types! What does the migration look like? What are the benefits? Should you be turning on all the flags right now in your apps and libraries?
December 17th, 2018 | 57 mins 21 secs
android, apm, asp.net, crash reporting, dot-net, ios, monitoring, performance, raygun, xamarin
This week we bring on an expert in application performance monitoring to tell us all of the things we are doing right, wrong, and ways to improve to have the best application and server experience for our users.
December 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
android, c# 8, connect, dot-net core, event, ios, xamarin, xamarin.forms
We break down every little bit of the Microsoft Connect(); 2018 event including Visual Studio 2019, .NET Core 3, Xamarin.Forms 4.0, C# 8, and a whole lot more.
December 3rd, 2018 | 36 mins 27 secs
android, ios, live share, paired programming, programming, visual studio, vs live share, xamarin
Paired programming has helped us through the years to solve critical problems together. It is also great for learning new skills or teach it to others and the space for collaborative paired programming has exploded recently with the introduction of VS Live Share. We discuss the past, present, and future.
November 26th, 2018 | 49 mins 58 secs
android, apis, ble, bluetooth, corebluetooth, hacking, ios, windows, xamarin
Bluetooth is everywhere! What is Bluetooth Low Energy? Why does it matter for mobile devices and IoT devices and what can you do with it? We cover all of this and so much more!
November 19th, 2018 | 36 mins 50 secs
android, c#, dot-net, dot-net core, dot-net standard, ios, sharing code, xamarin
We are all in on .NET Standard for sharing code between our projects and libraries for the community and things are about to get better with .NET Standard 2.1! We break down the latest news in the world of .NET Core 3.0 and .NET Standard 2.1!
November 12th, 2018 | 46 mins 57 secs
android, app store, ios, ratings, reviews, xamarin
So your app has no reviews and no one will download it? Story of James's app development career... am I right! Well how do you get them? How do you properly ask your users without bugging them too much?
November 5th, 2018 | 45 mins 34 secs
debug symbols, debugging, mono, nuget, sourcelink, symbols, xamarin
What are they? What do they mean to you? Why can't we just debug the source code? We go through it all this week's episode including debug symbols, line numbers, sourcelink, new NuGet features, and more! Oh and we also talk about the new iPad Pro, Mac Mini, and MacBook Air!!!!!!!!
October 29th, 2018 | 39 mins 54 secs
.net core, asp.net, mqtt, real time communication, signalr, streaming, twitch, websockets, xamarin
We get fancy with real-time communication protocols focusing in on the elusive SignalR for web and mobile apps and also chat on other protocols such as WebSockets & MQTT.