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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  • 195: The Hanselman Machine Learning Model

    March 30th, 2020  |  46 mins 55 secs
    android, azure, cognitive services, ios, machine leaning, ml, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    We dive back into machine learning with more automagical ML. James tries to pull off some sentiment analysis for his app and we discuss a few options.

  • 194: The Day The iPad Became a Laptop

    March 23rd, 2020  |  37 mins 53 secs
    apple, ios, ipad, ipad pro, surface, tablet, xamarin

    It has finally happened! The iPad now has a trackpad and a mouse cursor!!! We discuss for fun!

  • 193: UI Is Messy

    March 16th, 2020  |  41 mins 10 secs
    android, animations, architecture, data binding, ios, mvc, mvu, mvvm, uwp, xamarin

    Architecture, Data Binding, MVVM, MVC, MVU, Animations, ALL THE THINGS! It is all messy!

  • 192: Getting Started with Live Streaming

    March 9th, 2020  |  41 mins 51 secs
    live stream, twitch, xamarin

    Frank has entered the world of live streaming code!

  • 191: An Odious Prime Deficient Number

    March 2nd, 2020  |  42 mins 47 secs
    androidx, blazor, dot-net 5, git gui, xamarin, yaml

    It is lightning rounds this week on Merge Conflict!!! YAML, Git GUI, Blazor, AndroidX, .NET 5, and more!

  • 190: The Creation of Appstat with Frank

    February 24th, 2020  |  46 mins 15 secs
    android, app store, appstat, f#, ios, mac, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    Frank decided to do his holiday hack in mid-February and build an entire app in a weekend. What is it? What was his inspiration? How did he build it? How is he distributing and promoting it? We discuss on this weeks pod.

  • 189: Enter the era of dual-screen development

    February 17th, 2020  |  43 mins 32 secs
    android, duo, ios, neo, surface, uwp, windows, windows 10x, xamarin

    It is all things dual-screen with Windows 10x, Surface Neo, and Surface Duo. We take a look at some of the awesome announcements from the last week and what it means for Xamarin developers.

  • 188: Frank Teaches James Electricity

    February 10th, 2020  |  34 mins 43 secs
    circuits, electricity, iot, smart home, switches

    When we aren't programming we pretend to be electricians.

  • 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.