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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  • 330: Twitter, Metaverse, USB-C, App Store Ads... OH MY!

    October 31st, 2022  |  49 mins 29 secs
    .net, ads, app store, facebook, meta, metaverse, twitter, usb-c, xamarin

    It is that time of the podcast where we do lighting topics! This time we are covering upgrading iPhone, Twitter takeover, the next social/metaverse platform, USB-C standards, and Apple's Ads on the App Store.

  • 329: Is iPadOS Ready for Stage Manager?

    October 24th, 2022  |  41 mins 45 secs
    ios 16, ipad, ipad pro, ipados, ipados 16, stage manager, xamarin

    iPadOS 16 is here and with it are a bunch of new fancy iPads that Apple just released. We break down the latest Apple event and products and give a hands on review of Stage Manager.

  • 328: Microsoft Surface Event 2022 Recap

    October 17th, 2022  |  56 mins 3 secs
    development, microsoft, surface, surface event, surface laptop, surface pro, visual studio, xamarin

    We break down all of the latest goodies that Microsoft has from the latest Surface event including all of the new hardware, accessories, and software. Oh, and ARM on Windows is here in the main line Surface lineup with a whole bunch of AI features!

  • 327: Worst Upgrade Process Ever

    October 10th, 2022  |  41 mins 32 secs
    icloud, ios 16, iphone 14, iphone 14 pro, xamarin

    Frank has one heck of a journey trying to setup his new iPhone 14 Pro. From iCloud backups to eSim transfer.... it was an exciting adventure. How did it end and what is his overall review of the new phone? Tune-in!

  • 326: Frank Contemplates In-App Subscriptions

    October 3rd, 2022  |  36 mins 35 secs
  • 325: Managing & Maintaining .NET Libraries (.NET 7 RC Is Here!)

    September 26th, 2022  |  45 mins 2 secs
    .net 7, dotnet, dotnet 7, dotnet maui, libraries, maui, plugins, xamarin

    As cross-platform developers we build all sorts of libraries that need to target multiple frameworks. How do we do it? What do we need to do with .NET 6 and .NET 7!?!?! We discuss.

  • 324: Revisiting GitHub Copilot

    September 19th, 2022  |  32 mins 28 secs
    android, copilot, dotnetmaui, github, ios, maui, visual studio, vs code, xamarin

    It has been several months since we last talked about GitHub Copilot, the automated AI coding friend inside of Visual Studio & Visual Studio Code. Let's revisit and give our hands on thoughts of what we think of this new technology.

  • 323: Let's Get Ultra Dynamic on an Island

    September 12th, 2022  |  56 mins 43 secs

    It's time to break down the latest Apple new with the latest iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.

  • 322: Making Money with Subscriptions

    September 5th, 2022  |  41 mins 46 secs
  • 321: ML In The Browser - transformers-js

    August 29th, 2022  |  39 mins 14 secs

    Frank figured out a way of hosting and performing full machine learning in the browser with no servers!

  • 320: All the .NETs

    August 22nd, 2022  |  39 mins 42 secs
  • 319: ML Cuneiform Translations

    August 15th, 2022  |  42 mins 29 secs

    Frank decides to create an ML model to translate Akkadian and Sumerian!

  • 318: Fixing Performance Issues

    August 8th, 2022  |  37 mins 57 secs
    .net, .net maui, android, c#, ios, performance, xamarin

    We diagnosed and fixed performance problems in the wild and we break down how we did it and what you need to know.

  • 317: Performance Benchmarking Code

    August 1st, 2022  |  35 mins 7 secs
  • 316: Hosting Websites & Web Apps for Free

    July 25th, 2022  |  36 mins 5 secs
    azure, blazor, cloudflare, functions, html, static web apps, web dev

    After a quick update on Frank's drone, we dive into the world of static web apps, websites, and pages that are completely free to host on different platforms.

  • 315: A Proper Podcast

    July 18th, 2022  |  33 mins 8 secs

    This is something special....