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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  • 287: Tech Highs and Lows of 2021

    January 3rd, 2022  |  53 mins 54 secs
    android, crypto, ios, metaverse, nft, uwp, xamarin

    We break down the winners and laggers in tech from 2021 as we look forward to the excitement of what is to come in 2022.

  • 286: Hacking 3D Holograms with .NET

    December 27th, 2021  |  44 mins 28 secs
    .net, android, c#, dotnet, holograms, raspberry pi, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    It is time for our holiday hacks! Frank is building and printing awesome 3D holograms with .NET and James is building apps for his favorite cross-country ski sno-park!

  • 285: is not null

    December 20th, 2021  |  31 mins 32 secs
    .net, c#, csharp, dotnet, null, xamarin

    More C# features coming at you! Ones that you totally need to know about!

  • 284: C# 10 Global & Implicit Usings

    December 13th, 2021  |  31 mins 55 secs
    .net 6, android, c#, c# 10, csharp, csharp 10, dotnet 6, global usings, implicit usings, ios, using directives, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    Are global and implicit usings controversial? It seem so, we discuss all the details of this awesome C# 10 feature.

  • 283: The Metaverse - When, where, why

    December 6th, 2021  |  40 mins 19 secs
    meta, metaverse, ready player one, snow crash, xamarin

    Are we already living in a metaverse?

  • 282: Automating Protocols

    November 29th, 2021  |  31 mins 57 secs
    desktop, development, ios, mac, macos, maui, mobile, protocol, scheme, xamarin

    Custom schemes, http schemes, protocols, they are a pain to develop for, but are so powerful! After years of using them, we finally figured out how to automate it and we have a lot of ideas!

  • 281: C# 10, .NET MAUI, Blazor Hybrid, and more!

    November 22nd, 2021  |  47 mins 44 secs
    .net 6, .net maui, blazor, blazor hybrid, dotnet, dotnet maui, maui, xamarin

    .NET Conf is over and we get hands on with live .NET 6 bits and get excited about all sorts of new features! We cover all sorts of goodies in this lighting topic podcast.

  • 280: .NET 6 and Visual Studio 2022 are here!

    November 15th, 2021  |  42 mins 32 secs
    .net conf, .net maui, dotnet 6, maui, vs 2022, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    We break down the latest in .NET 6, VS 2022, and all of .NET Conf 2021.

  • 279: What are Azure Container Apps?

    November 8th, 2021  |  34 mins 11 secs
    .net, azure, container apps, dapr, docker, dotnet, kubernetes, microservices, xamarin

    Deploy containerized apps without managing complex infrastructure. Write code using your preferred programming language or framework, and build microservices with full support for Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr). Scale dynamically based on HTTP traffic or events powered by Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA).

  • 278: Inside .NET Hot Reload

    November 1st, 2021  |  46 mins 42 secs
    .net hot reload, android, core, blazor, dotnet, dotnet maui, hot reload, ios, microsoft, xamarin

    Frank recently dove into the inner workings of .NET Hot Reload and came out with a bunch of fun facts of how ti works! We discuss.

  • 277: MacBook Pro & Pixel 6 Event Recaps

    October 25th, 2021  |  50 mins 9 secs
    android, apple, ios, macbook pro, macos, pixel 6, xamarin

    What a week full of new hardware! MacBook Pro devices, Pixel 6, and so much more!

  • 276: .NET 6 + C# 10 == Mind Blown

    October 18th, 2021  |  48 mins
    .net, .net 6, android, blazor, c#, c# 10, dotnet, dotnet 6, ios, xamarin

    This week we explore some brand new features in C# 10 including global usings, implicit usings, scoped namespaces, and minimal APIs!

  • 275: Analyzing Squid Game’s Motion Detection (Red Light, Green Light)

    October 11th, 2021  |  36 mins 52 secs
    ai, android, ios, machine learning, ml, motion detection, squid game, xamarin

    This week we break down the technology in Netflix's hit show Squid Game. We look at the motion sensing and detection technology in episode 1 to find out if it is realistic or just TV magic.

  • 274: Building IoT Things

    October 4th, 2021  |  39 mins 34 secs
    apps, dc motor, iot, meadow, robot, servos, xamarin

    James needs the ultimate tutorial on what and how to build things with Microcontrollers and Frank is here to help!

  • 273: Microsoft Surface 2021 Event Recap

    September 27th, 2021  |  47 mins 47 secs

    We are "falling into" new devices with the Surface event showcasing new Surface Pro devices, Surface Duo 2, and Surface Studio Laptop.

  • 272: .NET 6 RC1, .NET MAUI Updates, & iPhone 13 Event Recap

    September 20th, 2021  |  58 mins 37 secs
    .net 6, .net maui, apple watch, dotnet 6, dotnet maui, event, ios, iphone 13, maui, recap, xamarin

    What a week! We have you covered with everything happening with .NET 6, .NET MAUI, and a full breakdown of the iPhone 13 event.