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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  • 206: IoT Build Status with BuildLight

    June 15th, 2020  |  42 mins 1 sec
    build status, holiday hack, iot, xamarin

    Frank is off with another #holidayhack... in June with his BuildLight project!

  • 205: Monetization

    June 8th, 2020  |  35 mins 14 secs
    admob, ads, android, ios, monetization, xamarin

    In episode 85 of running a business and building apps we discuss ads! Why your app and website should have them or maybe not and if so how to make money.

  • 204: Going Freemium

    June 1st, 2020  |  55 mins 17 secs
    android, apple, business, freemium, ios, xamarin

    When the app store first started paid apps were the standard, but now it is all about freemium and subscriptions. James walks through his latest dilemma with his Animal Crossing app and how he tried to figure out if he could profit from a freemium model.

  • 203: Updating Open Source Projects

    May 25th, 2020  |  41 mins 20 secs
    android, ios, oss, xamarin

    Sometimes life gets in the way and it takes a bit too long to update that OSS project. A few lessons learned from Frank on SQLite-net and some insight from James on his plethora of projects.

  • 202: Let's Start a Business

    May 18th, 2020  |  47 mins 45 secs
    android, apple, business, corporation, ios, llc, xamarin

    So you want to develop apps.... or sell something... or do anything... you should looking starting an LLC or some sort of business. James and Frank walk you through their journey and James' recent battle with Apple.

  • 201: Release It Already!

    May 11th, 2020  |  53 mins 48 secs
    android, animal crossing, app release, ios, xamarin

    James struggles to release his app and walks through all of his fears while Frank tries to talk him into just clicking the button!

  • 200: Have We Reached Peak Merge Conflict?

    May 4th, 2020  |  45 mins 50 secs
    200, merge conflict, one wheel, podcast, xamarin

    200 Episodes and still going! Thanks to all of our amazing listeners that have been with us from the beginning and the ones that are joining for the first pod!

  • 199: Update, Rewrite, or Throw It Away

    April 27th, 2020  |  38 mins 44 secs
    android, business, ios, macos, port, rewrite, update, uwp, windows 8, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    Frank is having a debate on whether he should update iCircuit to the latest bits or rewrite the apps with Xamarin.Forms. We discuss his options and James throws a bunch of crazy ideas his way.

  • 198: Why Can't We Be Friends

    April 20th, 2020  |  36 mins 54 secs
    android, auth, friend system, ios, login, mobile, social network, xamarin

    Have you ever thought of creating your own social network? How about just having a friend system in your app? How would you implement it? How would you handle authentication? How would it all work? We discuss as James tries to implement it in his latest app.

  • 197: I Need a Website

    April 13th, 2020  |  39 mins 40 secs
    android, app, ios, marketing, promotion, website, xamarin

    Launching an app, you need a website, but you are an app developer. What to do?

  • 196: Our Future Is Now

    April 6th, 2020  |  53 mins 20 secs
    android, corona virus, covid-19, ios, teams, work from home, xamarin, zoom

    Frank's family enters the world of video conferencing, and so do we! We break down all the options and spiral into random topics because that is our lives now.

  • 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!