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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  • 160: Infrastructure as Code, Signing Packages, & 1 Million Downloads

    July 29th, 2019  |  46 mins 20 secs
    achievements, android, cd, ci, ios, skiasharp, uno, xamarin, yaml

    It is time for lightning topics! 6 topics, 5 minutes each, from you, our listeners. This week we cover package signing, infrastructure as code, ML for everyone, Skia on the web, and tons of fun podcast facts.

  • 159: Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Undo

    July 22nd, 2019  |  38 mins 59 secs
    android, documents, ios, redo, state, undo, xamarin

    The title says it all. Why can't we have unlimited undo and redo in our applications! What about cut/copy/paste? How about delete? How do we get this done in our app?

  • 158: Everything Is Awesome

    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.

  • 157: FOMO UI Design

    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.

  • 156: SwiftUI's Tasty Architecture

    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.

  • 155: Hello iPadOS

    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.

  • 154: Homemade IoT Lights

    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.

  • 153: Building Machine Learning Robots!

    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!

  • Special Edition: WWDC19 Recap: Mac Pro, Project Catalyst, SwiftUI, iPadOS, & Security

    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.

  • 152: Refreshing Hanselman.Forms - Visual, CollectionView, & Serverless Backend

    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.

  • 151: The Future of the Future of .NET

    May 27th, 2019  |  40 mins 9 secs
    .net, .net 5, android,, 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.

  • 150: We Have Lift Off

    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.

  • 149: .NET Powered Political Campaign

    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.

  • 148: When App Developers Get Together

    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!

  • 147: I'm a Mac Developer!

    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.

  • 146: Dependency Injection, Inversion of Control, and HttpClientFactory

    April 22nd, 2019  |  48 mins 38 secs
    android,, 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!