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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  • 358: Google I/O 2023 Recap - AI 🤔, Dark Mode 🎉

    May 15th, 2023  |  40 mins 32 secs
    android, android studio, dotnet, google, google i/o, google io, pixel, xamarin

    It's conference season and Google kicks off things with lots and lots of AI at Google I/O 2023. We break down the latest happenings from the main keynotes including new Android Wear APIs, Pixel folding devices, AI infused Android Studio, Android 14, WebAssembly goodies, and so much more including AI.

  • 357: The Zune UI was the Best UI

    May 8th, 2023  |  34 mins 48 secs
    .net, dotnet, dotnetmaui, guardians, hd, windows, xamarin, xaml, zune

    That is right! Everyone's favorite MP3 player is back! This time due to a collaboration with Guardians of the Galaxy, but it doesn't matter because Hanselman and others have found ways to revive it in 2023. We discuss the Zune software, UI stack, why we loved it, and why it may have been the best XAML to XAML.

  • 356: Sunsetting software, libraries, & APIs

    May 1st, 2023  |  39 mins 28 secs

    When is the right time to sunset software from the app store? How about a library up on NuGet? What is the right way to do it for your customers and folks using your software? We discuss in this weeks podcast.

  • 355: Previewing the Preview of C# 12

    April 24th, 2023  |  38 mins 45 secs
    .net, c#, csharp, dotnet

    It is that time of year again! New C# features! That is right, .NET 8 Preview 3 just dropped and with it is the first preview features of C# 12 including Primary constructors for non-record classes and structs, using aliases for any type, and default values for lambda expression parameters. We break them all down!

  • 354: .NET Native AOT Apps Fit on a Floppy Disk!

    April 17th, 2023  |  43 mins 41 secs
    .net, aot, dotnet, microsoft build, native aot

    With Microsoft Build and .NET 8 right around the corner, the team is hard at work optimizing the runtime to fit full Native AOT apps down under 1.44MB! That is right, it fits fully on a floppy disk! We discuss all things AOT and what you need to know.

  • 353: Exploring & Analyzing Bing Chat

    April 10th, 2023  |  40 mins 5 secs

    Let's get deeper into ChatGPT and GTP-4 this with Bing Chat and the newly integrated side bar of Microsoft Edge.

  • 352: Analyzing The Twitter Algorithm

    April 3rd, 2023  |  39 mins 45 secs

    They did it! The Twitter Algorithm is open source! We break down how it works, what is in it, and how why you should care (or not).

  • 351: What are F# Discriminated Unions?

    March 27th, 2023  |  34 mins 46 secs

    Frank tries to explain his favorite F# feature and also discussion the C# proposal for union types!

  • 350: Multimodal GPT-4

    March 20th, 2023  |  45 mins 56 secs

    It is time for some lightning topics and we go big on AI with GPT-4, infused ChatGPT everywhere, and we answer your questions from the past few months! Oh... and Sauna... and SVB discussion!

  • 349: Packaged with external location or unpackaged

    March 13th, 2023  |  32 mins 11 secs

    We figured our how to run a windows exe on windows with .net maui!

  • 348: ChatGPT Comes to the Command Line

    March 6th, 2023  |  42 mins 39 secs
    .net, askgpt, chatgpt, dotnet

    Frank builds a command line interface for ChatGTP with .NET!

  • 347: Converting Star Wars Dark Forces 3DO Files with .NET MAUI

    February 27th, 2023  |  34 mins 17 secs

    Franks heads back to create apps for games from the 1990s with .NET MAUI.

  • 346: Calling .NET Libraries from Rust with Native AOT

    February 20th, 2023  |  33 mins 28 secs
    dotnet, native aot, rust

    Native AOT can be used for more than just making super fast apps... you can compile your libraries down to C and use them anywhere!

  • 345: Backwards Compatible .NET

    February 13th, 2023  |  29 mins 47 secs

    We talk about .NET Standard, XamarinLegacyCompat, Android Support, and all sorts of forward/backwards compatibility.

  • 344: Exploring CoreData and CloudKit

    February 6th, 2023  |  32 mins 41 secs

    Frank journeys into Swift with a little CoreData and CloudKit.

  • 343: A Mac Mini To Rule Them All!

    January 30th, 2023  |  43 mins 28 secs

    We celebrate iCircuit Pro, Frank's long await update to iCircuit with a subscription! Then we break down the latest Apple hardware event with new Mac Book Pro models, Mac Minis, and oh... the HomePod?!?!