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.
July 15th, 2019 | 40 mins 57 secs
adorable, android, feedback, ios, mac book, macbook adorable, xamarin
It is official.... worst day in history.... MacBook Adorable is officially gone :( That makes us think.... what hardware should we buy to develop on, what software should we use, and what should we do now.
July 8th, 2019 | 38 mins 39 secs
android, ios, ui design, ux, web, xamarin
This week we switch it up and take a look at one of the most amazing and yet terrible UI/UX experiences and how it impacts our own apps design and the industry at large.
July 1st, 2019 | 53 mins 4 secs
android, fabulous, ios, swift, swiftui, tvos, watchos, wwdc, xamarin
All of the excitement from WWDC hasn't worn off just yet and we are back with something you may not expect... SwiftUI. Apple unleashed a new code first UI framework for Apple platforms and we have to discuss.
June 24th, 2019 | 56 mins 53 secs
android, ios, ipados, mac, macos, swiftui, xamarin
Welcome to the world of iPadOS... iOS API enhancements for iPad! At WWDC Apple made several announcements to not only enable developers to enhance iPad apps, but also bring them to macOS. Frank gives us a full breakdown of what this means for developers and our applications going into this fall's iOS 13 update.
June 17th, 2019 | 39 mins 11 secs
alexa, amazon echo, android, home automation, ios, iot, xamarin
Another day in the life of Frank and hacking IoT devices! This time he builds his very own IoT light strips that can speak directly to his Amazon Echo with a tiny little $11 device! Tune in to find out how he did it.
June 10th, 2019 | 47 mins 29 secs
android, boston dynamics, ios, machine learning, robots, xamarin
Frank takes us on the wonderful journey of understanding robots, how to build them, how to program them, and how to build machine learning algorithms to make them even better!
June 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 15 mins
android, dark mode, hardware, ios, ios 13, ipados, mac pro, project catalyst, security, swiftui, wwdc, wwdc19, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It is that time of year where Apple pulls out all the stops for developers and this year is no different at WWDC. There is a new watchOS, tvOS, iOS, dark mode, project catalyst, SwiftUI, Xcode updates, accessibility improvements, and so much more! We have you covered in this very special edition.
June 3rd, 2019 | 45 mins 24 secs
android, collectionview, design, hanselman.forms, ios, material design, optimizing, visual, xamarin, xamarin.forms
What does it look like to refresh a 5 year old app with the all of the changes in iOS, Android, and Xamarin.Forms? James walks through all of the UI and backend changes he has been making to fully optimize the app. Additionally, he walks through how he is using Azure Functions to revolutionize his backend.
May 27th, 2019 | 40 mins 9 secs
.net, .net 5, android, asp.net, dot-net, dot-net 5, dot-net core, future, ios, xamarin
At Microsoft Build 2019 the .NET team announced some amazing news around the unification of .NET runtimes with .NET 5. We could not let another week go by without talking about how awesome this is for .NET developers and what it means for the future of application development.
May 20th, 2019 | 46 mins 18 secs
android, career, di, hype, ios, windows, xamarin
The lighting talk topics tradition is alive! We are answering your questions and commenting on your topics! 8 of them in total including how to keep up with Android, how we met, UI testing, figuring out if dependency injection really is hype, and how to land a job without a CS degree.
May 13th, 2019 | 44 mins 59 secs
android, campaign, ios, voting, xamarin
It is official, Frank is running for political office. Since we don't talk politics on this podcast we get into the technology side of running for a seat on city council. What tools exist, need updating, or are missing all together. Frank fills us in on all the details.
May 6th, 2019 | 49 mins 10 secs
android, app updates, ios, libraries, macos, nuget, visual studio, xamarin, xcode
They talk about how they hate updating apps and all of the issues that they run into when it comes to code, libraries, OS updates, software updates, store changes, and support! Here we go again!
April 29th, 2019 | 45 mins 44 secs
android, certificates, certification, entitlements, ios, macos, xamarin, xamarin.forms
James is official a macOS developer thanks to Xamarin.Forms! He ported My Stream Timer over to macOS from WPF in a matter of hours and he gives a full break down of the good, bad, and the ugly.
April 22nd, 2019 | 48 mins 38 secs
android, asp.net, dependency injection, di, extensions, ioc, ios, mobile, uwp, web, xamarin
You read it right! James is going all in on DI and IoC... or is he? We chat about the pros, cons, and reasons why James hasn't gone all in for many years and why he has started to change his mind using the new Microsoft.Extensions.Host library!
April 15th, 2019 | 37 mins 34 secs
embedded, iot, meadow, raspberry pi, windows iot core, xamarin, xp
Let's enter the world of IoT with .NET! We take a quick stroll down memory lane, but blaze at lightning speed into the future of running .NET Core and the SDK directly on raspberry pi devices! The .NET team is hard at work enabling IoT scenarios and creating the "Xamarin.Essentials" for IoT connectors and devices with their first stop being GPIO. We don't stop there as we investigate where Windows 10 IoT Core fits into the .NET developer story!
April 8th, 2019 | 36 mins 38 secs
.net core, dotnet core 3, msix, packaging, store, wpf, xamarin
So long Desktop bridge and hello MSIX, the new hero of packaging and distributing Windows applications (and maybe more). James walks through his new .NET Core 3 WPF app and how he stumbled upon MSIX. We also discuss what the heck it is, the downsides, the upsides, and the future of packaging up apps.