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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  • 370: The Rise of LK-99

    August 7th, 2023  |  34 mins 59 secs

    It is time for some lightning topics! We have all sorts of good ones including the new and maybe real LK-99 superconductor, a chat about MacCatalyst, should you use 3rd party libraries? What is on Frank's desk and when will this all end?

  • 369: Scanning real world objects into ready-to-use 3D models with RealityKit

    July 31st, 2023  |  42 mins 53 secs

    We are diving back into RealityKit which got some nice updates and potentially some visionOS optimizations as well as we start to scan real world objects and turn them into digital goods!

  • 368: Building .NET MAUI User Interfaces in C#

    July 24th, 2023  |  33 mins 58 secs
    .net maui, csharp, dotnet maui, markup

    James does some experiments with building .NET MAUI UI without any XAML at all and completely in C#! We discuss the pros, cons, and if James will continue his journey to C# only!

  • 367: NativeAOT for iOS & .NET MAUI Lands in VS Code

    July 17th, 2023  |  39 mins 50 secs
    .net, .net maui, dotnet, dotnetmaui, nativeaot, vscode

    .NET 8 is on the way and we have some great updates on C# 12, NativeAOT for .NET iOS apps, and oh.... .NET MAUI gets a VS Code extension!!! Tune in!

  • 366: Developing for visionOS

    July 10th, 2023  |  42 mins 4 secs

    Frank dives into building his first app with visionOS for the Apple Vision Pro headset and he walks through everything you need to know to get setup, interact with the simulator, and actually build an app.

  • 365: Developing 3D Applications

    July 3rd, 2023  |  35 mins 46 secs

    We often get questions around building 3D apps and games and with visionOS getting it's first preview we thought it would be a great time to discuss in more detail for .NET developers.

  • 364: What is an AI Developer?

    June 26th, 2023  |  36 mins 41 secs

    AI is all around us and everyone is talking about it. As a developer, what do we actually need to know to start developing for and with AI? Are we data scientists? Are we prompt engineers? Or are we just consumers of APIs? We discuss in this week's pod.

  • 363: Getting Serious About Upgrades

    June 19th, 2023  |  39 mins 28 secs

    Let's talk about all good things upgrades! Upgrading to the new Mac Book Air M2? Upgrading Xcode? Upgrading macOS? Upgrading Android Billing Libraries? Upgrading Internet? Upgrading GPUs?!?! We got you covered!

  • 362: Developer Productivity - C# 12, Dev Tunnels, C# Dev Kit

    June 12th, 2023  |  37 mins 56 secs
    c# 12, csharp, dotnet, dotnet maui

    It is follow up week on some topics we touched on earlier. We first break down our thoughts on C# 12's new Collection Literals, Apple Vision Pro + iCircuit, iOS 17, and some great developer productivity feature for .NET.

  • 361: WWDC 2023 Recap - Apple Vision Pro & Beyond

    June 6th, 2023  |  49 mins 51 secs
    apple vision pro, ios 17, vision pro, wwdc, wwdc 2023, wwdc23

    WWDC is here and we breakdown everything you need to know from the keynote and developer state of the union! From iOS 17, new watch features, iPadOS, and yes, the new Vision Pro! We got you covered.

  • Teaser: WWDC 2023 Predictions

    June 4th, 2023  |  9 mins 21 secs

    We are days away from WWDC so instead of making you wait a week we have our predictions first and then will break down with a special episode after the event!

  • 360: Microsoft Build 2023, Security, Passkeys, & LLM AI Takeover!

    May 29th, 2023  |  38 mins 49 secs

    It's that time again for lighting topics! This week we first recap and give our impressions of Microsoft Build 2023 and then tackle some of your questions!

  • 359: Publishing Android Apps to Amazon App Store + Windows 11

    May 22nd, 2023  |  44 mins 22 secs
    .net, amazon app store, android, android app store, dotnet, visual studio, was, windows 11, windows subsystem, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    James is on a mission to get his app on as many platforms as possible. This time he dives through his journey of getting his Android apps into the Amazon App Store which also means onto Windows 11! What did he have to do and what was the experience like for his end users?

  • 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.