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321: ML In The Browser - transformers-js

321: ML In The Browser - transformers-js

Merge Conflict 29 August 2022

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285: is not null

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284: C# 10 Global & Implicit Usings

284: C# 10 Global & Implicit Usings

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283: The Metaverse - When, where, why

283: The Metaverse - When, where, why

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282: Automating Protocols

282: Automating Protocols

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! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

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

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

.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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

22 November 2021


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

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

We break down the latest in .NET 6, VS 2022, and all of .NET Conf 2021. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

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279: What are Azure Container Apps?

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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). Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

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278: Inside .NET Hot Reload

278: Inside .NET Hot Reload

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

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274: Building IoT Things

274: Building IoT Things

James needs the ultimate tutorial on what and how to build things with Microcontrollers and Frank is here to help! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

4 October 2021


273: Microsoft Surface 2021 Event Recap

273: Microsoft Surface 2021 Event Recap

We are "falling into" new devices with the Surface event showcasing new Surface Pro devices, Surface Duo 2, and Surface Studio Laptop. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

27 September 2021


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

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

What a week! We have you covered with everything happening with .NET 6, .NET MAUI, and a full breakdown of the iPhone 13 event. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

20 September 2021


271: How not to monetize an app

271: How not to monetize an app

It has been a week since James did his "phased release" for his apps, how did it go, and would he recommend it. We also discuss how to actually monetize your app correctly when you have in-app purchases. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

13 September 2021


270: M1 on the road, phased release, new SQLite-net, and .NET MAUI ready libraries

270: M1 on the road, phased release, new SQLite-net, and .NET MAUI ready libraries

Frank is on the road, but we answer your questions in this week's podcast featuring lightning topics! We take a look at the latest enhancements to SQLite-net from Frank, how to get your libraries .NET MAUI and .NET 6 ready, and what is the proper way to do phased rollouts on iOS and Android. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

6 September 2021


269: How not to advertise mobile apps

269: How not to advertise mobile apps

Frank explores the crazy world of app advertising across Facebook, Twitter, and Apple. We break down how exactly not to do this! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

30 August 2021


268: Authentication shouldn't be hard

268: Authentication shouldn't be hard

We are joined by Tanvir Ahmed from Okta to talk about why authentication can seem so hard, but really shouldn't be. We chat about how our devices that we carry around with us every day really should be the key to unlock and remove passwords. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm Special Guest: Tanvir Ahmed.

23 August 2021


267: Hacking Onewheel Bluetooth

267: Hacking Onewheel Bluetooth

Frank is at it again with a new and awesome Bluetooth application, this time for the Apple Watch that displays his Onewheel information in real time! He breaks down the inspiration and how he got it working! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

16 August 2021


266: How not to architect a database

266: How not to architect a database

James had an awesome feature request for his app, but it required storing thousands of rows of data. Instead of relying on decades old best practices he decided to roll his own serialization... was that the best? SQLite-net creator Frank lets him have it. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

9 August 2021


265: Robot Engineer turned Program Manager with Maddy Leger

265: Robot Engineer turned Program Manager with Maddy Leger

James sits down with Maddy Leger, Program Manager for .NET MAUI and Xamarin tooling at Microsoft, to hear about her journey from her first PC to working at one of the world's largest tech companies. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm Special Guest: Maddy Leger.

2 August 2021


264: FOSS, Code Tours, & .NET MAUI Web with Ooui

264: FOSS, Code Tours, & .NET MAUI Web with Ooui

Open source software funds from Microsoft exist and Ooui was nominated! We talk about the process and how that evolved into contributing to .NET MAUI! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

26 July 2021


263: Building Computers

263: Building Computers

Frank and I decided to build and upgrade our computers. How did we decide what to build and what are we building them for? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

19 July 2021


262: Your AI Code Copilot

262: Your AI Code Copilot

GitHub Copilot is here, and Frank goes hands on with the new service that provides code recommendations directly in VS Code. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

12 July 2021


261: Windows 11 Insider Preview

261: Windows 11 Insider Preview

Windows 11 event ✅, Windows 11 developer event ✅, Windows 11 installed ✅. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

5 July 2021


260: Every question answered

260: Every question answered

We take your questions directly on another lighting topic episode of Merge Conflict Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

28 June 2021


259: Photogrammetry

259: Photogrammetry

We dive deep into the latest APIs for mapping the physical world with macOS into 3D models. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

21 June 2021


258: WWDC 2021 Recap

258: WWDC 2021 Recap

Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

14 June 2021


257: M1RACLES

257: M1RACLES

Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

7 June 2021


256: Microsoft Build 2021 Recap

256: Microsoft Build 2021 Recap

This year's Microsoft Build was all about developer velocity! There was something for everyone from no code, low code, medium code, all the code, you name it, you had it! From .NET 6, to Power Platform, to all things Azure, we have you covered. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

31 May 2021


255: What is encryption anyways?

255: What is encryption anyways?

256-bit super duty encryption is what is sold now adays, but what good is it if it isn't end-to-end. In light of the most recent security camera bug via Anker's eufy line we talk about what encryption should be and what these companies can do to make it better. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

24 May 2021


254: AirTag Development

254: AirTag Development

Apple AirTags are here, and Frank is ready to do some programming with them... but can he? What are Apple's mysterious APIs that should work with this wonderful device do? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

17 May 2021


253: Past, Present, & Future of Ooui

253: Past, Present, & Future of Ooui

Frank discusses the Object Oriented UI Library, Ooui! He talks about where it came from and where it is going. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

10 May 2021


252: Linux GUI Apps on Windows - WSLg

252: Linux GUI Apps on Windows - WSLg

WSL is amazing.... but WSLg now enables you to run Linux GUI apps directly from your Windows machine!?!?! We discuss the possibilities. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

3 May 2021


251: #AppleEvent - AirTags, M1 iMac, & Purple iPhone

251: #AppleEvent - AirTags, M1 iMac, & Purple iPhone

No upgraded MacBook devices for us just yet, but the M1 is in full force on the new iMac and iPad Pro! We break down the entire apple event. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

26 April 2021


250: To The Moon

250: To The Moon

We celebrate our 250th episode by answering as many questions as we can from YOU, our listeners! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

19 April 2021


249: A Beautiful Disaster

249: A Beautiful Disaster

WWDC 21 is officially happening and we sit down to speculate on what we think will be announced and reflect on some of our favorite tech devices we have been able to program on. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

12 April 2021


248: Satisfying Business Requirements

248: Satisfying Business Requirements

Yes, this is the most boring title ever, but this podcast episode isn't! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

5 April 2021


247: Generating UI with GPT-3

247: Generating UI with GPT-3

Frank goes hands on with GPT-3 for the first time and basically puts himself out of a job as he has it create his entire app for him. We discuss. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

29 March 2021


246: Breaking out of the Desktop App Sandbox

246: Breaking out of the Desktop App Sandbox

Putting apps into the app store is amazing, but the frameworks limit your ability as an app developer to do certain things on the desktop. We discuss how to keep long running processing going and breaking out of that sandbox with some great APIs. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

22 March 2021


245: Doubling Down on Cross-Platform Development

245: Doubling Down on Cross-Platform Development

.NET MAUI may be on the way, but Xamarin.Forms 5 is here today! We discuss the journey and what is next. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

15 March 2021


244: Introduction to Microservices

244: Introduction to Microservices

We are ready to enter the world of Docker and Microservices.... but first what is a microservice? what is a container? an image? why is all of this important? We discuss. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

8 March 2021


243: Lessons Learned - 3 Years of FuGet

243: Lessons Learned - 3 Years of FuGet

It has been nearly 3 years since Frank launched FuGet.org the pro NuGet package browsing website. A lot has happened and he reflects on the last 3 years and talks about lessons he learned and what he would change. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

1 March 2021


242: Mac Backups, Store Promotion, & Multi-Window Apps with SceneDelegate

242: Mac Backups, Store Promotion, & Multi-Window Apps with SceneDelegate

No topic is off limits this week as we talk about testing IAP on mac with mac backups, awesome store promotions coming Frank's way and how to build awesome multi-window apps for macOS and iOS and the new SceneDelegate. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

22 February 2021


241: Goodbye DTK, Hello Mac App Development

241: Goodbye DTK, Hello Mac App Development

Apple finally lets us return our DTK units with a nice surprise and both Frank and James double down on bringing their apps to macOS! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

15 February 2021


240: Stonks, Robots, and Cross-Platform IAP

240: Stonks, Robots, and Cross-Platform IAP

Wow! What do we even talk about this episode?!?! Who knows, but it is super fun as we have lightning-fast lightning topics talking about what the heck is happening on the stock market, Frank's next robot, and listener questions! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

8 February 2021


239: Planning an App Release

239: Planning an App Release

It is now Franks' turn to get his next app into the app store. We look back at what went into its creation, his choices for monetization, and thoughts on what needs to happen leading up to the main release. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

1 February 2021


238: Island Tracker - The Final Chapter

238: Island Tracker - The Final Chapter

We have come to the epic conclusion of James's app Island Tracker, his Animal Crossing app for tracking turnip prices with friends. He is ready to roll out his freemium version of the app while upgrading all of his existing customers and updating the backend. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

25 January 2021


237: Bot Awesome

237: Bot Awesome

CES 2021 has come and gone and we break down our favorite announcements around robots! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

18 January 2021


236: Supporting Your Customers

236: Supporting Your Customers

Customer support is hard to do right, and app support is even harder. How do you get your users to contact you with proper information before they give you that 1 star review. We discuss our journey into improving our support system in our mobile apps. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

11 January 2021


235: Holiday Hack Success!

235: Holiday Hack Success!

We did it! We finished (mostly) our holiday hacks, so tune in to figure out what we did! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

4 January 2021


234: Goodbye 2020! Let's ship some apps!

234: Goodbye 2020! Let's ship some apps!

As 2020 comes to a close it is time to hustle to try to try to squeeze in app releases. James talks about this latest creation, My Cadence, and how he was able to get the app onto the app store within 1 week and how he ported it to Android in 1 day! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

28 December 2020


233: Bluetooth is Mind-blowing!

233: Bluetooth is Mind-blowing!

James has finally discovered the magic of Bluetooth and is on an adventure of building his own app. On top of that he is investigating the wonderful world of IoT and Bluetooth combined! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

21 December 2020


232: AirPods Max, Apple Fitness+, and AR/VR Indoor Cycling

232: AirPods Max, Apple Fitness+, and AR/VR Indoor Cycling

December surprise from Apple with some brand-new products and services dropping just in time for the holidays. Frank and James take a quick dip into Apple's new headphones, before heading into the world of home fitness and possibilities for app developers. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

14 December 2020


231: No M1 Talk We Promise... 🤞🤔🤫

231: No M1 Talk We Promise... 🤞🤔🤫

No, for real, we are completely done with the M1. No M1 talk here at all! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

7 December 2020


230: QA Testing M1 iOS Apps + 21% Raise for Frank!

230: QA Testing M1 iOS Apps + 21% Raise for Frank!

It is time for lightning topics!!! We are here to break down 6 topics quick! We look at testing iOS apps on the M1 chip, Apple's new raise for all app developers, using C# 9 in Xamarin apps, top level programs, visual basic, and The Queen's Gambit! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

30 November 2020


229: Selling iOS Apps on M1 Apple Silicon

229: Selling iOS Apps on M1 Apple Silicon

The time has come! We can finally start shipping and selling iOS apps on macOS devices powered by Apple M1 Silicon! We discuss all the pros and cons and things you probably didn't think you should be considering. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

23 November 2020


228: .NET Conf 2020 & Apple M1 Event Recap

228: .NET Conf 2020 & Apple M1 Event Recap

This last week was crazy! .NET Conf 2020, .NET 5, Visual Studio 16.8, XAML Hot Reload 2.0, Xbox Series S/X launch, Apple M1 Events, and so much more! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

16 November 2020


227: Databases!

227: Databases!

Let's talk about databases! SQLite, No-SQL, LiteDB, CoreData, and so much more! All the options! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

9 November 2020


226: Universal Custom Data Link Schemes

226: Universal Custom Data Link Schemes

We are tweaking and tuning our apps past the beta summer with small fun quirks from Apple and Google. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

2 November 2020


225: Frank Got Catalyst for Xamarin.iOS Working!

225: Frank Got Catalyst for Xamarin.iOS Working!

You heard it! Frank Got Catalyst for Xamarin.iOS Working! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

26 October 2020


224: iPhone 12 is here with magnets!

224: iPhone 12 is here with magnets!

That is right, we are back with another full breakdown of a lovely apple event. This time it is the Apple Homepod Mini and iPhone 12 event. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

19 October 2020


223: How App Updates Work

223: How App Updates Work

How to app updates work, what do you need to know, migrate, and hook into? Or do you need to at all? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

12 October 2020


222: Cool New Tech

222: Cool New Tech

Drone cameras, 3d printing with pens, google tvs, and so much more! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

5 October 2020


221: Swift on Windows, Clean Code, and iOS 14

221: Swift on Windows, Clean Code, and iOS 14

Now back to our normally scheduled lightning topics with awesome listener suggestions including Swift on Windows, .NET Maui, Database selection, clean code, iOS 14, and more. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

28 September 2020


220: Apple Event Recap - Apple Watch Series 6 & New iPad Air

220: Apple Event Recap - Apple Watch Series 6 & New iPad Air

We are back with a full breakdown of last week's exciting Apple event. We break down all of the highlights around the new Apple Watch Series 6, watchOS 7, Apple Fitness+, Apple One, and the New iPad Air. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

21 September 2020


219: Move over float, it is time for Half

219: Move over float, it is time for Half

Is it possible for us to talk about a new floating point time in .NET for 30 minutes and make it super fun? Find out! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

14 September 2020


218: The One About Blazor

218: The One About Blazor

The time has finally come! We talk about our favorite new web framework, Blazor! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

7 September 2020


217: Frank's Custom Identity Service

217: Frank's Custom Identity Service

Frank stands up against the entities of ASP.NET Core's built-in beautiful identity service powered by Entity Framework to do his own thing! How does it turn out? Tune in! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

31 August 2020


216: GaaS - GUID as a Service

216: GaaS - GUID as a Service

Everything you ever wanted to know or didn't think you wanted to know about GUIDs aka UUIDs. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

24 August 2020


215: Model Intermediate Language

215: Model Intermediate Language

We are back to machine learning and artificial learning, taking a look at the latest and greatest in Core ML 4. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

17 August 2020


214: Switching from Android to iPhone

214: Switching from Android to iPhone

After 11 years James has moved from Android based phones to iPhone running iOS. Let's talk about the good, bad, and ugly of the transition. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

10 August 2020


213: GPT-3

213: GPT-3

Is GPT-3 set to take over the world? Find out on this week's podcast! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

3 August 2020


212: Model-View-Update (MVU) - What, Why, How

212: Model-View-Update (MVU) - What, Why, How

It is all in the name - Model-View-Update (MVU) - What, Why, How Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

27 July 2020


211: Failure To Launch

211: Failure To Launch

Fit & Finish! That is our topic this week and try to understand what is in Frank's way of shipping his app. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

20 July 2020


210: I Should Buy a Mac Mini Every Summer

210: I Should Buy a Mac Mini Every Summer

Beta summers, favorite C# 9 features, best new cross-platform app frameworks, and USB-C on this week's lightning topics! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

13 July 2020


209: Working from Home

209: Working from Home

Work from home, work from office, work from coffee shop.... we discuss. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

6 July 2020


208: WWDC Detox + DTK Hype

208: WWDC Detox + DTK Hype

Frank lost his phone, James bought an iPhone, and WWDC is over! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

29 June 2020


207.5: WWDC20 Recap

207.5: WWDC20 Recap

We are off to WWDC 2020! Or... watching the keynote from our house in quarantine. We break down all of the latest apple announcements from WWDC including macOS 11, iOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

24 June 2020


206: IoT Build Status with BuildLight

206: IoT Build Status with BuildLight

Frank is off with another #holidayhack... in June with his BuildLight project! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

15 June 2020


205: Monetization

205: Monetization

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

8 June 2020


204: Going Freemium

204: Going Freemium

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

1 June 2020


203: Updating Open Source Projects

203: Updating Open Source Projects

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

25 May 2020


202: Let's Start a Business

202: Let's Start a Business

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

18 May 2020


201: Release It Already!

201: Release It Already!

James struggles to release his app and walks through all of his fears while Frank tries to talk him into just clicking the button! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

11 May 2020


200: Have We Reached Peak Merge Conflict?

200: Have We Reached Peak Merge Conflict?

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! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

4 May 2020


199: Update, Rewrite, or Throw It Away

199: Update, Rewrite, or Throw It Away

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

27 April 2020


198: Why Can't We Be Friends

198: Why Can't We Be Friends

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

20 April 2020


197: I Need a Website

197: I Need a Website

Launching an app, you need a website, but you are an app developer. What to do? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

13 April 2020


196: Our Future Is Now

196: Our Future Is Now

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

6 April 2020


195: The Hanselman Machine Learning Model

195: The Hanselman Machine Learning Model

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

30 March 2020


194: The Day The iPad Became a Laptop

194: The Day The iPad Became a Laptop

It has finally happened! The iPad now has a trackpad and a mouse cursor!!! We discuss for fun! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

23 March 2020


193: UI Is Messy

193: UI Is Messy

Architecture, Data Binding, MVVM, MVC, MVU, Animations, ALL THE THINGS! It is all messy! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

16 March 2020


192: Getting Started with Live Streaming

192: Getting Started with Live Streaming

Frank has entered the world of live streaming code! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

9 March 2020


191: An Odious Prime Deficient Number

191: An Odious Prime Deficient Number

It is lightning rounds this week on Merge Conflict!!! YAML, Git GUI, Blazor, AndroidX, .NET 5, and more! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

2 March 2020


190: The Creation of Appstat with Frank

190: The Creation of Appstat with Frank

Frank decided to do his holiday hack in mid-February and build an entire app in a weekend. What is it? What was his inspiration? How did he build it? How is he distributing and promoting it? We discuss on this weeks pod. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

24 February 2020


189: Enter the era of dual-screen development

189: Enter the era of dual-screen development

It is all things dual-screen with Windows 10x, Surface Neo, and Surface Duo. We take a look at some of the awesome announcements from the last week and what it means for Xamarin developers. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

17 February 2020


188: Frank Teaches James Electricity

188: Frank Teaches James Electricity

When we aren't programming we pretend to be electricians. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

10 February 2020


187: Blasting Off with Jupyter Notebooks

187: Blasting Off with Jupyter Notebooks

Frank goes deep on Jupyter Notebooks and James is oh so confused, but hey he got to fly some drones. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

3 February 2020


186: Hot Hot Hot

186: Hot Hot Hot

Everything is HOT! XAML Hot Reload, Hot Restart, Hot UI, Hot Hot, and the Hottest of the Hot and we discuss it all! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

27 January 2020


185: Frank Hates Dark Mode

185: Frank Hates Dark Mode

We are back talking about designing beautiful applications that span both light and dark modes. While maybe he doesn't hate dark mode, he has great tips and tricks that we discuss to make your app pop. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

20 January 2020


184: Building 3D Apps with SceneKit

184: Building 3D Apps with SceneKit

2D, 3D, VR, MR, all the things with SceneKit! Frank talks about his adventures into creating a full 3D application that IS NOT A GAME with SceneKit! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

13 January 2020


183: How This Thing Is Made

183: How This Thing Is Made

What started off as a conversation about flying around drones turned into a full podcast about how we make this very podcast production you are listening to. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

6 January 2020


182: Introduction to Electrical Engineering

182: Introduction to Electrical Engineering

To close out 2019 we go back to the basics with a little introduction to IoT, which means an introduction to electrical engineering. James is guided through the journey of understanding out all of this cool fun tech works by Frank, the electrical engineer himself. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

30 December 2019


181: Hacking The Holidays

181: Hacking The Holidays

It is time for some holiday hacks! Tune in to see what Frank & James are hacking on through the holidays. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

23 December 2019


180: Cloud Powered GPUs

180: Cloud Powered GPUs

We are back for our 18th installment of lightning topics! We cover several topics each covered in 5 minutes. This week we cover more DevOps, large PRs to Xamarin, System.Threading.Channels, GPUs, and what the next thing in tech is. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

16 December 2019


179: Analyzing All That Data

179: Analyzing All That Data

After a year of gathering data in his apps, Frank finally sat down to analyze it all. Did it answer his questions? Did he make changes to the app? Did he rip the telemetry out completely? Tune in. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

9 December 2019


178: Building C# with Mads Torgersen

178: Building C# with Mads Torgersen

James sits down with the legendary Mads Torgersen to talk about how the team at Microsoft builds C# and works with the community to plan out and iterate on new features. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm Special Guest: Mads Torgersen.

2 December 2019


177: DevOps, DevOps, DevOps

177: DevOps, DevOps, DevOps

It is all things DevOps for mobile apps this week. We try to get Frank inline with figuring out continuous delivery with several different products including App Center, Azure DevOps, Bitrise, and more. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

25 November 2019


176: The Ultimate Developer Machine

176: The Ultimate Developer Machine

Apple has finally put the Pro back in MacBook Pro with the new 16-inch. We discuss if this is finally the ultimate developer machine, what we would pick, why we would pick it, and if you really need to spend this month money :) Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

18 November 2019


175: #nullable enable

175: #nullable enable

The time is now! Turn on C# 8 in all of your projects and enable Nullable Reference Types! James is a convert and he explains why in this week's pod. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

11 November 2019


174: LangVersion ??= C# 8

174: LangVersion ??= C# 8

The time has come for C# 8 and all of the glorious features it brings! Go time! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

4 November 2019


173: RISC Is Good

173: RISC Is Good

Devices are a changing! ARM is slowly taking over the world, now fully running the new Surface Pro X and the touchbar on macOS. What is next for CPU architecture and what does it mean for developers? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

28 October 2019


172: Who Turned Out The Lights?

172: Who Turned Out The Lights?

Now that the betas are over and the .1 releases are out, it is finally time to actually integrate new features into our app. No better place to start than dark mode! So many considerations when attempting to implement this. Implicit, explicit, system themes? Where to start? We discuss. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

21 October 2019


171: The Beta Hangover

171: The Beta Hangover

The beta summers are over and it is time for the beta hangovers where we have to somehow deal with all of the craziness now that new operating systems are out. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

14 October 2019


170: 10 Ways To Develop Faster And Better

170: 10 Ways To Develop Faster And Better

Hold on to your seats, because it is time for lighting topics! Surface announcements, state of F#, election update, accessibility, Google silliness, and how to stay positive. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

7 October 2019


169: A Love Letter To Immutable Data

169: A Love Letter To Immutable Data

Frank is headed off to the Open F# conference where he will be giving a talk entitled "Why I wish I wrote my app in F#" and he gives us a sneak peek at what everyone is in store for. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

30 September 2019


168: The World of Protocol Buffers

168: The World of Protocol Buffers

What are protocol buffers? Why do we care? How do we use them, and what the heck is gRPC?!?!? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

23 September 2019


167: My Phone's CPU Has 8.5 Billion Transistors

167: My Phone's CPU Has 8.5 Billion Transistors

It is all things Apple all the time! That is right, it is the launch of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, but so much more including SERVICE! Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade are GO! Additionally, there is a new iPad, new watches, and a whole lot more! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

16 September 2019


166: Disconnecting with a Feature Phone

166: Disconnecting with a Feature Phone

Smartphones are everywhere and are essential in our day to day lives and our business. James has decided to take a step away from his smartphone and experiment with a few feature phones. He walks us through his journey of trying to find a decent feature phone in the US, what the experience is like, and if he can survive on just a few built in apps. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

9 September 2019


165: IoT Gifts Make The Best Gifts

165: IoT Gifts Make The Best Gifts

What happens when you combine IoT, 3D Printing, and a 48 hour deadline to come up with a wedding gift? The most amazing IoT Wedding Clock ever created... by Frank for H+J! Frank breaks down how he built it, how it works, and how you can build it too! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

2 September 2019


164: Modding the Game Boy Color

164: Modding the Game Boy Color

We have talked about hardware hacking before, but this time it is actually hacking to enhance existing 20 year old hardware! We put a brand new backlit LCD into an original Game Boy Color. Follow along on our not so smooth adventure and find out how this hardware actually works! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

26 August 2019


163: "Borrowing" Code from the Internet

163: "Borrowing" Code from the Internet

Stack Overflow, blog posts, GitHub repos... we all live in a beautiful open source world of code sharing. However, what happens if you want to use that code in your library or in your app? What should you do as a good digital citizen? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

19 August 2019


162: Throttle Those Cancellations

162: Throttle Those Cancellations

What is the best way to keep your UI responsive and at peak performance? This week we look at ways of properly throttling and using cancelation tokens efficiently. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

12 August 2019


161: The World of Embedded Hardware

161: The World of Embedded Hardware

Let's enter the world of embedded hardware and how to program on them with CircuitPython! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

5 August 2019


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

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

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

29 July 2019


159: Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Undo

159: Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Undo

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? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

22 July 2019


158: Everything Is Awesome

158: Everything Is Awesome

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

15 July 2019


157: FOMO UI Design

157: FOMO UI Design

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

8 July 2019


156: SwiftUI's Tasty Architecture

156: SwiftUI's Tasty Architecture

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

1 July 2019


155: Hello iPadOS

155: Hello iPadOS

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

24 June 2019


154: Homemade IoT Lights

154: Homemade IoT Lights

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

17 June 2019


153: Building Machine Learning Robots!

153: Building Machine Learning Robots!

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! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

10 June 2019


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

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

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

4 June 2019


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

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

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

3 June 2019


151: The Future of the Future of .NET

151: The Future of the Future of .NET

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

27 May 2019


150: We Have Lift Off

150: We Have Lift Off

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

20 May 2019


149: .NET Powered Political Campaign

149: .NET Powered Political Campaign

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

13 May 2019


148: When App Developers Get Together

148: When App Developers Get Together

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! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

6 May 2019


147: I'm a Mac Developer!

147: I'm a Mac Developer!

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

29 April 2019


146: Dependency Injection, Inversion of Control, and HttpClientFactory

146: Dependency Injection, Inversion of Control, and HttpClientFactory

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! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

22 April 2019


145: IoT Goes .NET Core

145: IoT Goes .NET Core

Let's enter the world of IoT with .NET! We take a quick stroll down memory lane, but blaze at lightning speed into the future of running .NET Core and the SDK directly on raspberry pi devices! The .NET team is hard at work enabling IoT scenarios and creating the "Xamarin.Essentials" for IoT connectors and devices with their first stop being GPIO. We don't stop there as we investigate where Windows 10 IoT Core fits into the .NET developer story! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

15 April 2019


144: Package Up Those .NET Core 3 Apps

144: Package Up Those .NET Core 3 Apps

So long Desktop bridge and hello MSIX, the new hero of packaging and distributing Windows applications (and maybe more). James walks through his new .NET Core 3 WPF app and how he stumbled upon MSIX. We also discuss what the heck it is, the downsides, the upsides, and the future of packaging up apps. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

8 April 2019


143: It's a Services Episode

143: It's a Services Episode

Apple steps out of its element to announce several new services and a... credit card? What does this mean for developers, consumers, and the future of Apple? We discuss it all. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

1 April 2019


142: Super Speed with AOT & LLVM

142: Super Speed with AOT & LLVM

What about performance? How fast can C# possibly be on the iPhone? What if we told you it is a 1 to 1 and Frank can prove it as he wrote a way of compiling C/C++ code directly to .NET Standard and then measured performance of C to LLVM to IL to LLVM to Native! We discuss what this all means. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm

25 March 2019


141: Visual Studio 2019 HYPE

141: Visual Studio 2019 HYPE

HYPE HYPE HYPE! It is almost time for a brand new version of Visual Studio with awesome new features including a brand new editor on Visual Studio for Mac. We also look at source control, first run experience, C# 8, .NET Core 3, and so much more. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

18 March 2019


140: Visual Dreams and WebAssembly Wishes

140: Visual Dreams and WebAssembly Wishes

It is time for more listener submitted lightning topics! This week we cover Xamarin.Forms Visual, how we start an app, WebAssembly wishes, career languages, and chat about people we deeply respect and admire. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

11 March 2019


139: Foldables == Tablets on Demand

139: Foldables == Tablets on Demand

Regardless if you want a foldable phone or not they are coming! In fact they are here today with new devices from Samsung and Huawei! We give our thoughts on the foldable revolution and their impact on mobile application development. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

4 March 2019


138: Organized Productivity

138: Organized Productivity

When was the last time you completely tore apart your work space and optimized it for full productivity? We are talking about creating a unique, organized, and happy work office that you actually want to come to every day. We talk about our recent experiences in creating a great work at home experience. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

25 February 2019


137: Tweaking UI to Perfection

137: Tweaking UI to Perfection

Platform Design vs Custom Design? Fancy Animations? Hours of tweaking and tuning the user interface? Does that really make a great application? It is worth all the work that needs to go these small tiny details? We discuss! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

18 February 2019


136: I Love PInvoke

136: I Love PInvoke

When you need to get something done, sometimes you have to write some C++. Or sometimes you have no choice because you were handed a C++ library and why not expose a beautiful C# layer to call form your mobile apps. Seems easy right? We take a look at the why, how, and struggles with doing so. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

11 February 2019


135: Aspirational Office

135: Aspirational Office

Is working from home the future or is it just a pipe dream? What is the correct setup when it comes to equipment and what issues can you run into? This week we take a look at our own situation and discuss the positive and negatives. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

4 February 2019


134: SQLite On The Server

134: SQLite On The Server

It is the 10 year anniversary of Frank's SQLite-net library and he has some huge improvements and feature in store. We discuss the past, present, and future of SQLite across all of the different .NET platforms and how you can drop SQLite-net onto your server to simplify web apps! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

28 January 2019


133: Indie App Marketing

133: Indie App Marketing

Frank has some totally rad news! Apple is maybe, perhaps, almost, promoting his app. This has us thinking of app marketing and promotion for not only launching an app, but also when launching new features. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

21 January 2019


132: The Life & Times of Frank Krueger

132: The Life & Times of Frank Krueger

It is a very special week on Merge Conflict as James Montemagno gets to sit down and interview Frank Krueger about his childhood, life, career, move to independent developer, and future plans. From humble beginnings in New York, to electrical engineer, internship at Microsoft on the WPF team, business owner, world traveler, and now independent developer. You do not want to miss this episode. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

14 January 2019


131: Three Degrees of Freedom

131: Three Degrees of Freedom

It's a slow start to the new year, which means it is time to talk about what we splurged on this holiday! Frank got himself a new Oculus Go, so why not talk about the state of VR, AR, and MR! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

7 January 2019


130: 2018 Retrospective & 2019 Predictions

130: 2018 Retrospective & 2019 Predictions

It is that wonderful time of the year where we get to reflect back on all of the amazing stuff from 2018 and also give our 2019 (and beyond) predictions in the world of development. We also take your questions for our end of the year lightning topics including: C# features we want, .NET Standard vs Shared Project, Xamarin.Forms 5.0, Microprocessors, and learning languages. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

31 December 2018


129: Never Nullable (Null Bad)

129: Never Nullable (Null Bad)

We enter the world of C# 8 nullable reference types! What does the migration look like? What are the benefits? Should you be turning on all the flags right now in your apps and libraries? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

24 December 2018


128: Professional Application Performance Monitoring

128: Professional Application Performance Monitoring

This week we bring on an expert in application performance monitoring to tell us all of the things we are doing right, wrong, and ways to improve to have the best application and server experience for our users. John-Daniel Trask, CEO of Raygun (https://www.raygun.com), breaks down the latest and greatest in tracking crashes, performance, and user feedback in applications. We also learn and investigate how Raygun uses Raygun on their own website to constantly monitor and improve. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Special Guest: John-Daniel Trask.

17 December 2018


127: Connect(); 2018 Recap - .NET Core 3, VS 2019, Xamarin.Forms 4, and More!

127: Connect(); 2018 Recap - .NET Core 3, VS 2019, Xamarin.Forms 4, and More!

We break down every little bit of the Microsoft Connect(); 2018 event including Visual Studio 2019, .NET Core 3, Xamarin.Forms 4.0, C# 8, and a whole lot more. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

10 December 2018


126: Collaborative Coding Magic

126: Collaborative Coding Magic

Paired programming has helped us through the years to solve critical problems together. It is also great for learning new skills or teach it to others and the space for collaborative paired programming has exploded recently with the introduction of VS Live Share. We discuss the past, present, and future. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

3 December 2018


125: Getting Fancy With Bluetooth Low Energy

125: Getting Fancy With Bluetooth Low Energy

Bluetooth is everywhere! What is Bluetooth Low Energy? Why does it matter for mobile devices and IoT devices and what can you do with it? We cover all of this and so much more! A true summary of this episode of Merge Conflict can only be best described by our fellow listener David: "So what I took from new podcast is that Frank is the Seattle's human version of the google street car driving (skateboarding) around capturing wifi (bluetooth) data." Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

26 November 2018


124: All In On .NET Standard 2.1

124: All In On .NET Standard 2.1

We are all in on .NET Standard for sharing code between our projects and libraries for the community and things are about to get better with .NET Standard 2.1! We break down the latest news in the world of .NET Core 3.0 and .NET Standard 2.1! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

19 November 2018


123: Gimme Five Stars!

123: Gimme Five Stars!

So your app has no reviews and no one will download it? Story of James's app development career... am I right! Well how do you get them? How do you properly ask your users without bugging them too much? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

12 November 2018


122: Today's Lecture... Debug Symbols

122: Today's Lecture... Debug Symbols

What are they? What do they mean to you? Why can't we just debug the source code? We go through it all this week's episode including debug symbols, line numbers, sourcelink, new NuGet features, and more! Oh and we also talk about the new iPad Pro, Mac Mini, and MacBook Air!!!!!!!! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

5 November 2018


121: Real Time Communication

121: Real Time Communication

We get fancy with real-time communication protocols focusing in on the elusive SignalR for web and mobile apps and also chat on other protocols such as WebSockets & MQTT. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

29 October 2018


120: Rapid Fire Topics

120: Rapid Fire Topics

We are back to lightning topics this week covering all of the things you wanted us to talk about. We chat about the late Paul Allen and his impact on Seattle, open source projects, self-promotion, rapid topics, and much more. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

22 October 2018


119: RESTQL

119: RESTQL

This week we take a look at web requests! REST APIs, GraphQL, OData, SOAP, and so much more! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

15 October 2018


118: Undo Architectures

118: Undo Architectures

We answer important questions such as if you should update to macOS Mojave this week and how to handle system updates in general. Our main topic this week is "Micro Frameworks/Libraries" and re-usable code across all of your projects. Should you architect your code for max re-use or should you just shove it into you project and ship code! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

8 October 2018


117: Getting to the Metal of Metal

117: Getting to the Metal of Metal

We head down the deep dark rabbit hole of developing against the Metal APIs found in iOS including performance shaders and raytracing! We also talk about the new iPhone XS as it has finally arrived at the Montemagno house! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

1 October 2018


116: iOS 12's "Revolutionary" Shortcuts

116: iOS 12's "Revolutionary" Shortcuts

It is time for a new iPhone, a new version of Xcode, and a new version of iOS that we get to explore as developers. This week we take a look at our new favorite app and API: Shortcuts! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

24 September 2018


115: Apple Event Recap & Smart Homes 3.0

115: Apple Event Recap & Smart Homes 3.0

Yes! It is time for new iPhone and Apple Watch devices! We quickly break down the entire Apple Event from last week and then go directly into smart home automation and Android Things. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

17 September 2018


114: Clean Code Styling

114: Clean Code Styling

It is time to clean up that code! We aren't talking "Clean Code", instead we are talking about tools that help you and contributors keep standard conventions, naming, and styles across any IDE! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

10 September 2018


113: The 30% App Developer Tax

113: The 30% App Developer Tax

This week we switch things up a little bit and talk business... app store business talk! Right now is an interesting time as there has been a revolt against paying the app store 30% tax with Epic and Netflix changing course. We discuss what this fee is, how it works, if it needs to change, and some ideas to change the revenue sharing process. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

3 September 2018


112: Decrypting Encryption

112: Decrypting Encryption

On this week's pod we take a look at the current state of web and app security for developers. We discuss options when dealing with TLS/SSL, database encryption, and how to store items securely in mobile apps. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

27 August 2018


111: The Three Equals of a Struct

111: The Three Equals of a Struct

We get nerdy again diving deep into the world of struct equality and performance. Sit back and get ready for some operator overloading, IEquatable, performance implications, getting of hash code, amazing C# 7 features, and how ValueTuples save everything! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Special Thanks to Syncfusion: Download their e-books: * Xamarin.Forms Succinctly (https://www.syncfusion.com/ebooks/xamarin_forms_succinctly?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=list&utm_campaign=mergexampodcy18) * Xamarin.Forms for macOS Succinctly (https://www.syncfusion.com/ebooks/xamarin_forms_for_mac_os_succinctly?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=list&utm_campaign=mergexampodcy18)

20 August 2018


110: The Future of App Development

110: The Future of App Development

We are back with lightning talks with topics submitted by our amazing listeners. We take a look into performance, cross-platform UWP XAML with Uno, deep dive into the world of Xamarin.Forms, and give our thoughts on the future of app development. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

13 August 2018


109: Neural Network C# Predictions for Everyone

109: Neural Network C# Predictions for Everyone

It is that time again for more machine learning! This time it is actually something that you can totally build and something that Frank shipped inside of his application to do code prediction using Python, Keras, PlaidML, and CoreML! We talk about the main use case, the route Frank took to create the machine learning model, what hardware and software he used, and the final outcome to predict code while you type. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Special Thanks to Syncfusion: Download their e-books: * Xamarin.Forms Succinctly (https://www.syncfusion.com/ebooks/xamarin_forms_succinctly?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=list&utm_campaign=mergexampodcy18) * Xamarin.Forms for macOS Succinctly (https://www.syncfusion.com/ebooks/xamarin_forms_for_mac_os_succinctly?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=list&utm_campaign=mergexampodcy18)

6 August 2018


108: .NET Standard Wants & Modernizing Win32 Apps

108: .NET Standard Wants & Modernizing Win32 Apps

This week we have a quick followup on System.IO.Pipelines that leads into a deep discussion of what we want in .NET Standard vNext. We then investigate the motivation, optimizations, and reality of porting a Win32 Application to run inside of a UWP container for the Microsoft Store. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

30 July 2018


107: App-Centric vs Developer-Centric

107: App-Centric vs Developer-Centric

We tackle a listener submitted topic this week of how we make decisions between performance, frameworks, and convenience when building applications. It is an interesting question when choosing a framework or library and their trade-offs. Frank sees it a bit differently than James does when building apps. We look at how we have built apps from our present, past, and future when we look at developer productivity. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

23 July 2018


106: We Know Nothing About Anything

106: We Know Nothing About Anything

We get a little crazy this week and dive into three topics that we know almost nothing about. First up is a little web development for Ghost with gulp, handlebars, and sass. Then we dive into more machine learning with ML.NET and wrap up with our new favorite way to read in streams with Pipelines. To be honest, we do know something about them and think they are super cool, so you should check them out. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

16 July 2018


105: Marzipanifying Apps

105: Marzipanifying Apps

The time will soon be upon us that we can start shoving all of our UIKit based applications on to macOS! What a glorious day that will be once Apple opens up those APIs to developers... or perhaps that day is today with a few hacks! We discuss everything we love about Marzipan and the potential that it has on our applications, frameworks, and the industry. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

9 July 2018


104: Learning From Our Users

104: Learning From Our Users

This week we are diving into one of the final parts of DevOps, which is continuous monitoring and learning about our apps and our users. Frank has gone all in on integrating crash reporting and analytics into his apps and we discuss his outcome. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

2 July 2018


103: .NET Everywhere with Miguel de Icaza

103: .NET Everywhere with Miguel de Icaza

What more do we need to say? We sat down with Miguel de Icaza to pick his brain about the past, present, and future of .NET. Miguel gives his insights into where the entire industry is moving and why GUI based console applications are so important. We start first with how .NET and Mono are changing the world and evolving quickly. We then move on to what WebAssembly is and how it is set to change the web forever. Finally we discuss his vision for Console# and his four pillars for building great apps for the console. This is a legendary episode that you do not want to miss. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Special Guest: Miguel de Icaza.

25 June 2018


102: Mono.Cecil, Linker, and Unity Updates with Jb Evain

102: Mono.Cecil, Linker, and Unity Updates with Jb Evain

At Microsoft Build 2018 we sat down with the legendary Jb Evain. The man behind libraries and technologies we use every day including Mono.Cecil and the Mono linker itself. We discuss all this and his passion for creating the Visual Studio tools for Unity and everything new that Unity has to offer. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Special Guest: Jb Evain.

18 June 2018


101: GitHub Acquired & WWDC 2018 Fully Recapped

101: GitHub Acquired & WWDC 2018 Fully Recapped

What a way to start June! GitHub was officially acquired by Microsoft and Apple started off it's developer conference by announcing tons of great new software updates and developer APIs. We break down each and every juicy bit. Not only do we cover the main keynote, but we take a look at the developer state of the union and fully cover iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5, and macOS Mojave including soon to come UIKit to macOS!!! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

11 June 2018


100: Rambling Our Way Through 100 Episodes

100: Rambling Our Way Through 100 Episodes

We did it! 100 episodes of Merge Conflict! Somehow with your support Frank and James rambled their way through nearly two years of podcasting. We celebrate with questions from our listeners, some inside info on the podcast, chit-chat about how we started, and a contest! Enter the Merge Conflict 100th Episode Contest (http://mergeconflict.fm/contest) Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventure Face ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

4 June 2018


Merge Conflict 99: Inclusive App Design & Seeing AI with Saqib Shaikh

Merge Conflict 99: Inclusive App Design & Seeing AI with Saqib Shaikh

We got to sit down with the legendary Saqib Shaikh to talk about creating inclusive software for everyone. As a blind person Saqib not only has first person experience with using software that is accessible, but also designing and working on inclusive software as he is the Team Lead for the Seeing AI mobile application. During our chat we discuss what developers can do inside of their application to add accessibility features and how they can test them using the built in operating systems. Saqib also shared insights into how Seeing AI was created and where it is going next. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventure Face ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Special Guest: Saqib Shaikh.

28 May 2018


Merge Conflict 98: Machine Learning for Space Exploration with Paige Bailey

Merge Conflict 98: Machine Learning for Space Exploration with Paige Bailey

We sit down with the world famous Paige Bailey to discuss the state of machine learning and its impact on space exploration as well as on the coral reef. We of course get into artificial intelligence and how it is impacting every industry out there and we let Paige fill in all the pieces. James talks about his passion for the dwarf planet Pluto and how it should be everyone's favorite planet out there. Frank gets into his hidden passion for python and a lot more. Paige also discusses her favorite libraries and projects that everyone should know about and support. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventure Face ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Special Guest: Paige Bailey.

21 May 2018


Merge Conflict 97: GitHub + App Center = 💖

Merge Conflict 97: GitHub + App Center = 💖

We are live from Microsoft Build 2018 with Nilofer Rajpurkar from App Center and Steve Winton from GitHub to discuss the new partnership between Microsoft and GitHub and how they are making mobile app developers' lives better with new integrations for continuous integration. We dive into the details of what exactly this means for developers, the new "checks" api and dashboard in GitHub, and so much awesome for any and every mobile developer! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventure Face ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Special Guests: Nilofer Rajpurkar and Steve Winton.

14 May 2018


Merge Conflict 96: Throw Away All Architecture

Merge Conflict 96: Throw Away All Architecture

We love architecture, but we also hate architecture... so throw it all away! This week we take a look at UI Driven Development to get stuff done! We chat about the reasons why, the positives, the negatives, and what James and Frank both have built using this approach all in very little time. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventure Face ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

7 May 2018


Merge Conflict 95: Just Link It All Away

Merge Conflict 95: Just Link It All Away

Using too many libraries and your app size is too big? Don't worry the linker is here to save the day! That's right the Mono linker and .NET Native are here to shrink that app and library size and can be highly customized. We take a look at why you would want to use the linker, how to preserve code from getting linked, and how to optimize your libraries and apps. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventure Face ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

30 April 2018


Merge Conflict 94: Everyone Loves Architecture

Merge Conflict 94: Everyone Loves Architecture

MVVM, Functional Reactive Programming, Redux, Reactive, or just straight up code behind! There are so many options out there and has been a huge debate. We sit down and discuss some architecture including Frank's latest experiment: Immutable UI. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm

23 April 2018


Merge Conflict 93: Follow the Audit Trail

Merge Conflict 93: Follow the Audit Trail

It is time to release some "real" software and "real" production libraries. We discuss the steps we take to release our libraries out into the wild including a full audit trail of APIs, code, docs, and tons of tiny little things that are easy to skip. We have a blast this week and think you are going to love it. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventure

16 April 2018


Merge Conflict 92: Writable Contiguous Memories

Merge Conflict 92: Writable Contiguous Memories

It may be our geekiest podcast yet as we somehow chat about the new Span and Memory value types in C# 7.2 and all the optimized goodness that they bring to .NET applications! We also dive through James's not so optimized code to see how it could take advantage of these new structures. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface

9 April 2018


Merge Conflict 91: Game Development Chit-chat

Merge Conflict 91: Game Development Chit-chat

James is back from GDC, the Game Developers Conference, and he has games on his mind! We take a look at the state of game development for .NET developers in 2018 and at some of the large announcements from GDC. James also sits down for our first interview with Shaun Peoples from Durham Games to talk about their upcoming iOS and Android game Foodie Trucks that is built with Unity and C#. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface

2 April 2018


Special Edition: Apple's Plan to Invade Classrooms

Special Edition: Apple's Plan to Invade Classrooms

This week Apple announced their brand new plan for bringing the iPad to classrooms with a brand new cheaper iPad, new software, and a new SDK for developers to create content. We breakdown the entire event with our thoughts on if their plan will work. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface

28 March 2018


Merge Conflict 90: Going Reactive with Progressive Flutter Apps

Merge Conflict 90: Going Reactive with Progressive Flutter Apps

Yes! Half way to 180 episodes! We are back for lightning talks covering not 6 but 7 different topics this week! We take a quick recap of web assembly, but jump directly into Flutter, React Native, source control, serverless computing, progressive web apps, and more. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface

26 March 2018


Merge Conflict 89: WebAssembly + Mono == .NET In Your Browser

Merge Conflict 89: WebAssembly + Mono == .NET In Your Browser

You read that correct, you can now run .NET Code directly in your browser with WebAssembly and Mono and it is absolutely amazing. On top of that you can run Xamarin.Forms and ASP.NET applications directly in the browser without any plugins. Frank explains how this all works. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface

19 March 2018


Merge Conflict 88: Getting Hip to F#

Merge Conflict 88: Getting Hip to F#

It is that time of year to sit down and analyze F# and how absolutely awesome it is! Frank and James talk through some features that make it a delightful programming language. They also chat about the MVP summit, cool new features, and talk about their heroes. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

12 March 2018


Merge Conflict 87: Cross-Platform Is So Easy I Don't Even Have to Do It

Merge Conflict 87: Cross-Platform Is So Easy I Don't Even Have to Do It

Frank is ready to start his next app and he is completely skipping cross-platform development... or is he?!?! We investigate what to do with File->New and how to start the architecture for your next app. Why target the platform specific APIs instead of cross-platform APIs? What is Frank doing and how is he going to handle the situation where he wants to go to a new platform?! SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

5 March 2018


Merge Conflict 86: Containerized Pod Development

Merge Conflict 86: Containerized Pod Development

"It works on my machine" is a statement of the past with containers! Docker, Kubernetes, Pods, Registries, Swarms, and Spheres! So much to learn and so much awesome. This week we break down what containerized development truly means, what it is good for, how you use these services, and how you can go do something today! SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr Big thanks to our new patrons this week: Thomas, Robin, Carl, Kym, Lars, Kalle, Homero, and Adam!

26 February 2018


Merge Conflict 85: All I Want To Do Is Multi-Target

Merge Conflict 85: All I Want To Do Is Multi-Target

It is 2018 and we are so over Linked Files, Portable Class Libraries, or Shared Projects cluttering up our libraries. In fact we only need ONE project to target every platform that .NET supports. It is time to multi-target the world! We take a look at this awesome new feature and tell you what it is all about and why you would want to use it. We also take a look at some of the gotchas right now to help you make the choice to make the big switch or not. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

19 February 2018


Merge Conflict 84: Accidental Web Developer Podcast

Merge Conflict 84: Accidental Web Developer Podcast

Did we just become web developers? This week we slip over to the ASP.NET Core side of things as we build out web apps with Razor Pages, Ooui, and all sorts of C#/.NET goodness. We discuss the ups and down of getting started with web development and how far it has come since the early days of ASP. Join use as we explore the world of web development. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr Special Thanks Thank you so much for our new Patreon supporters: Dave & Yury!

12 February 2018


Merge Conflict 83: Fear of Breaking the World

Merge Conflict 83: Fear of Breaking the World

We have way too many open source projects and NuGet libraries which are used by thousands of developers, which is awesome, but means we get really scared when we change anything! We discuss when and how we decide when to push that release out. Frank discusses the drama behind SQLite-net and the most recent 1.5 update and James discusses his trials and tribulation with the Geolcoator plugin. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr Special Thanks Thank you so much for our new Patreon supporters: Stefan, Dennis, Derek, Simon, & Dan

5 February 2018


Merge Conflict 82: Broken Backs and Updating Apps

Merge Conflict 82: Broken Backs and Updating Apps

It is 2018 and both iOS 11 and Android O are in full swing on tons of awesome and new devices. What does that mean when you want to update your apps? We walk through what we have been up to in the last few weeks to bring our apps up to date. This includes our continuous integration and delivery, iPhone X tweaks, supporting the latest OS, and changes to the App Store itself. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr Special Thanks Thank you so much for our new Patreon supporters: Russel, Paul, Tom, and Chris!

29 January 2018


Merge Conflict 81: It Takes Two to Debug

Merge Conflict 81: It Takes Two to Debug

When something goes wrong, it is time to debug! Or maybe first we should write logs? Maybe we should use the intermediate window? Or perhaps write a unit test? We discuss our pro tips for debugging when something goes wrong. We also take a quick detour and talk about the cute Mini-Husky that James is dog sitting! SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr Special Thanks Thank you so much for our new Patreon supporters: Tyler, Bob, Matthew R, Matthew B, Brandon, Keven, Jonathan, Aden, Daniel!

22 January 2018


Merge Conflict 80: It's Your Fault We Couldn't Name This Episode

Merge Conflict 80: It's Your Fault We Couldn't Name This Episode

We are not lawyers! However, we both have our own LLCs. We explain why on this lightning talk week and also tackle your questions around performance, .NET Standard, CSS in Xamarin.Forms, and technologies we think are worth investing in. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr Special Thanks Thank you so much for our new Patreon supporters: Adam, Anders, Kevin, Nigel, Andrew, Dave, Tiago, Daniel S, Daniel JC, Aden, Jonathan, and Keven!

15 January 2018


Merge Conflict 79: Frank Justifies His iMac Pro

Merge Conflict 79: Frank Justifies His iMac Pro

We kick off the new year by not knowing what to do, what to talk about, or just about anything. All we know is Frank has taken the plunge on the new iMac Pro, so why not have him justify it and discuss when is a good time to update your development hardware and software. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: patreon.com/mergeconflictfm Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr Special Thanks Thank you so much for our new Patreon supporters: Luce, Mike A, Mike H, Russel, Jacob, and Damian! <3

8 January 2018


Merge Conflict 78: This One is Actually Good

Merge Conflict 78: This One is Actually Good

Happy 2018! We made it, so let's recap the best in tech, development, life, coffee, and so much more that happened in 2017. We expose our top picks of the year and of course what we are looking forward to in 2018. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

1 January 2018


Merge Conflict 77: `dotnet pack holiday`

Merge Conflict 77: `dotnet pack holiday`

In this holiday special we thank our listeners by getting to all of your great questions that you have been asking about python, Visual Studio, DevOps, and so much more. We discuss our holiday hacks that we plan on doing this year along with how we have fallen in love with .NET Standard's new auto NuGet packaging. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

25 December 2017


Merge Conflict 76: We Can't Solve Everyone's Problem

Merge Conflict 76: We Can't Solve Everyone's Problem

When having SQLite isn't enough for James he has to go and try to solve offline data caching again with Monkey Cache. We discuss why this open source library happened, where it is going, what are best practices for data caching, and so much more. We also follow up on Ooui's status and where Xamarin.Forms on the web is going as well as a bit of follow up on C# 7.1/7.2/8. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

18 December 2017


Merge Conflict 75: The Hello World of Video Production

Merge Conflict 75: The Hello World of Video Production

Have you ever thought about coding to a live audience? How about producing video content such as How-To guides? We discuss what goes into this long process, what equipment is needed, and several tips and tricks on this week's podcast. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

11 December 2017


Merge Conflict 74: App Distribution, the Hard Way

Merge Conflict 74: App Distribution, the Hard Way

How do you get your app into your testers' hands? App Center, TestFlight, HockeyApp, Google Play, E-mail? So many options exist, but how do you do it right and get testers signed up fast? We take a look at all the options and some tools fastlane offers. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

4 December 2017


Merge Conflict 73: Program Language Evolution

Merge Conflict 73: Program Language Evolution

Keeping up with different operating systems is hard enough, but how do you keep up with all of the new awesome features in C#, Swift, and all of the other amazing languages out there? We discuss how we do it and what is new in C# 7.1, 7.2, and take a glimpse into 8! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

27 November 2017


Merge Conflict 72: Xamarin.Forms on the Web

Merge Conflict 72: Xamarin.Forms on the Web

Xamarin.Forms on the web? XAML powering your ASP.NET applications? How can this be so? Well with Frank's new Ooui library the life long dream is now a reality. While still early on, developers are loving it! We discuss where it came from and where it is going next. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

20 November 2017


Merge Conflict 71: Continuous Everything with DevOps

Merge Conflict 71: Continuous Everything with DevOps

James is on a DevOps kick after going on tour with Donovan in South America and he wants to automate everything! It is different this time as he wants full control with Visual Studio Team Services and he even wants to manage his own build machines! Is he crazy? Probably, listen in to find out. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

13 November 2017


Merge Conflict 70: Cloud $$$$

Merge Conflict 70: Cloud $$$$

It is that time of the year once again! That is right, lightning talks on Merge Conflict. We cover 6 different topics submitted by your, our listeners, in under 30 minutes! This week we discuss IoC, Dependency Injection, Cloud service costs, release management, coded user interface, and our awesome podcast setup. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

6 November 2017


Merge Conflict 69: Copy Pasta

Merge Conflict 69: Copy Pasta

When is the right time to fork a repository and send a pull request for a feature request? Or is it better use a submodule in your own repository? Or maybe just copy and paste the code into your solution? We discuss all the possibilities. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

30 October 2017


Merge Conflict 68: Throw Some XAML In It

Merge Conflict 68: Throw Some XAML In It

We know how to share our business logic between our applications, but what about some of the user interface. We aren't talking Xamarin.Forms, we are talking cross platform views in native iOS, Android, and Windows apps. What type of architecture is needed and what technologies enable us to do this? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

23 October 2017


Merge Conflict 67: Surviving a Hackathon

Merge Conflict 67: Surviving a Hackathon

In a quick follow up, James finally breaks down and learns how to properly learn the profiler. This last weekend Frank & James participated and helped organize a mobile app hackathon for charity. What went right? What went wrong? And will they ever do another hackathon again? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

16 October 2017


Merge Conflict 66: Drawing Pixels with SkiaSharp

Merge Conflict 66: Drawing Pixels with SkiaSharp

Google announces a slew of new products including the brand new Pixel 2, which means James has finally placed an order for a new phone. We break down the full Pixel event, but go deeper into our topic of the week of 2D and 3D cross-platform drawing libraries with SkiaSharp. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

9 October 2017


Merge Conflict 65: Worst Plan Ever

Merge Conflict 65: Worst Plan Ever

A quick follow up on Frank's Hot-dog or Not app he tried to create in a week. After that we take a look at what it takes to completely plan an actual application by yourself or with a full team. We discuss our management style, tools we like, and how we plan out releases. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

2 October 2017


Merge Conflict 64: Machine Learning as a Service

Merge Conflict 64: Machine Learning as a Service

If we aren't talking about machine learning then we are talking about machine learning on Merge Conflict! This week we go through several services and resources to find out what exactly it takes to build hot dog or not! We review several free and paid services to create your own machine learning models and how to train them all online! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

25 September 2017


Merge Conflict 63: Who Needs a Phone Anymore

Merge Conflict 63: Who Needs a Phone Anymore

It is that time of the year when Apple unveils all of the brand new toys for consumers and developers. Sure everyone is talking about the new iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K , but what about the launch of Xcode 9, iOS 11, and watchOS 4? We got you covered and discuss it all! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

18 September 2017


Merge Conflict 62: Snacking on Android Oreo

Merge Conflict 62: Snacking on Android Oreo

We have survived the beta summers and Android 8.0 Oreo is finally out with a plethora of beautiful APIs. We discuss all the delicious bits of this lovely release for both developers and end users. From enhanced notifications, picture-in-picture, and tons of crazy API enhancements Android Oreo is packed full of features. Some changes are huge and can potentially break your app with behavior changes, and we break them all down on this weeks show. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

11 September 2017


Merge Conflict 61: Getting to the Core of ARCore

Merge Conflict 61: Getting to the Core of ARCore

We just can't get enough of augmented reality and the awesome new SDKs that are being created for developers to use. This week we discuss Google's attempt for Android and web developers with ARCore. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

4 September 2017


Merge Conflict 60: Hacking Frank's Apartment

Merge Conflict 60: Hacking Frank's Apartment

We are back with lightning talk week here on Merge Conflict. We cover 6 awesome topics in 30 minutes! This week we look at C# 8, Bottom Navigation on Android, Hacking Frank's Apartment with Serverless Compute, and so much more! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

28 August 2017


Merge Conflict 59: Managing Open Source Projects

Merge Conflict 59: Managing Open Source Projects

This week we take an inside look at what it takes to actually maintain an open source project or in James' case 50 open source projects. How do you handle issues, PRs, CI, and how to stay sane when that blue GitHub notification bubble will never go away? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

21 August 2017


Merge Conflict 58: Dealing with Rejection

Merge Conflict 58: Dealing with Rejection

It is that dreaded time in every iOS developers life when you get that rejection notice from app store because you broke one or eight of the App Store guidelines. This week we look at how to deal with these rejections and how to handle phone calls with Apple! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

14 August 2017


Merge Conflict 57: Let's Learn the Machines

Merge Conflict 57: Let's Learn the Machines

Why bother with ARKit when you can learn all about the machines with CoreML! This week we explore all the goodies that Apple has for us in iOS 11's CoreML. We also attempt to demystify exactly what is machine learning and how to get started. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

7 August 2017


Merge Conflict 56: Take on ARKit

Merge Conflict 56: Take on ARKit

Apple has blessed us with a beautiful API for augmented reality with ARKit and this week we investigate all of the awesome baked in, what you can and can't do with it, and look at all the awesome things people are already building. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

31 July 2017


Merge Conflict 55: Mac vs PC

Merge Conflict 55: Mac vs PC

It is that age old debate... Mac vs PC! What is the most optimal operating system for development, what are the ups and downs of each, and what are our favorite tools to keep us productive regardless of where we are working? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

24 July 2017


Merge Conflict 54: Dropping in on the iPad

Merge Conflict 54: Dropping in on the iPad

iOS 11 is packed full of awesome with machine learning, augmented reality, and a full file system, but who cares about that? Let's talk about our new favorite feature: Drag & Drop! This week we dive into why drag and drop matters, how it is implemented, and what you will get for free out of the box when you simply recompile your app! We also dive into several other iOS 11 goodies. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

17 July 2017


Merge Conflict 53: Document All The Things

Merge Conflict 53: Document All The Things

It has been said that if a feature has not been documented, than it might as well not exist. It could not be more true from our findings and this week we finally take a look at all things documentation! We also get to your listener feedback and debate the future of progressive web apps, async/await, and a whole lot more. In addition to all of this AWESOME it has been officially been 1 full year of Merge Conflict! Thank you so much to our amazing listeners! Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

10 July 2017


Merge Conflict 52: Bug Fixes and Improvements

Merge Conflict 52: Bug Fixes and Improvements

Will Frank ever update his apps in the app store? When, how, and what should go into that super important app update that your users are expecting? We investigate what has changed for us and the app stores in the last year. How about open source projects and libraries? Do these fall into the same criteria of an "app release"? We also take a look at how Apple, Google, and awesome CI services have helped us be more successful. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

3 July 2017


Merge Conflict 51: The Core Developer Experience

Merge Conflict 51: The Core Developer Experience

.NET on Linux? Yes we can with .NET Core! This week we tackle what it is like to develop for the server and the web using the new fancy Core tooling with .NET Core and ASP.NET Core. Frank stress tests .NET on Linux servers with the ultimate button clicking experience and James attempts to figure out how the internet and ASP.NET MVC works all from VS for Mac! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

26 June 2017


Merge Conflict 50: We Have Standards

Merge Conflict 50: We Have Standards

It is that time again, lightning talks! We cover 6 different topics in under 30 minutes! This week we talk coding standards, documentation, E3, app reviews, and so much more! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

19 June 2017


Merge Conflict 49: The Magic of MVVM

Merge Conflict 49: The Magic of MVVM

We are back to talk architecture with MVVM, that is right Model-View-ViewModel, and all of the awesome stuff that comes along for the ride with the fantastic frameworks available. Before we talk about those frameworks, we go through why we love MVVM itself, what it is, how to use it, and why it is not just data binding. We take a look at popular frameworks and how to use MVVM with no framework at all. So sit back and get ready for architecture! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

12 June 2017


Special Edition: WWDC 2017 Recap

Special Edition: WWDC 2017 Recap

WWDC has come to a close and we are here to fill you in all the news from the largest Apple Developer event of the year. From iOS 11 and amazing new machine learning APIs, to brand new Mac hardware to start development on, to yes renaming in Xcode 9, we break down each and every announcement that you need to know about. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

8 June 2017


Merge Conflict 48: Frank Mocks Interfaces

Merge Conflict 48: Frank Mocks Interfaces

To create design time data or not to create design time data, that is the question? Or is it better to mock out all of your interfaces or say heck let's code straight to the API end points? When you are developing a large project and desire the "blendability", what approach is best to take, and what works well with design time tools like Blend and the Xamarin Live Player? We discuss all this and more on this week's episode. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

5 June 2017


Merge Conflict 47: You Got Some F# in My C#

Merge Conflict 47: You Got Some F# in My C#

C# 7 is here! The most functional version of C# to date with pattern matching, tuples, local functions, and so much more! This week we break down every single new feature and let you know what we love and what we think is just okay. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

29 May 2017


Merge Conflict 46: Building the Xamarin Live Player

Merge Conflict 46: Building the Xamarin Live Player

The dream of continuous deployment and debugging your Android and iOS apps from Visual Studio with nothing more than a device is now a reality. We talk shop on what the Xamarin Live Player is and how we built it. Frank goes into the inner workings of his genius mind and the bits and bytes of how the Live Player player works. James on the other hand got to work on the app and IDE integrations with the Xamarin team and discusses the intricate parts of running an app inside of an app. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

22 May 2017


Merge Conflict 45: Build 2017 - No More MSBuild

Merge Conflict 45: Build 2017 - No More MSBuild

The past few days at Microsoft Build 2017 have been filled with wonderful news for .NET and Xamarin developers. On this weeks pod we have a full recap of the event, announcements, and a few predictions. Additionally, we deep dive into a few stand out topics such as XAML Standard, .NET Standard 2.0, the Xamarin Live Player, and of course Fluent Design. Sit back and relax for a Build 2017 packed show. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

15 May 2017


Merge Conflict 44: I Love Callbacks

Merge Conflict 44: I Love Callbacks

This week we tackle the TPL, that is right, the Task Parallel Library. We dive into one of our favorite features of C# and .NET, async/await programming. We take a walk down memory lane to talk about thread pools, completion handlers, locks, and just about everything else we had to do for parallel programming. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some TPL! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

8 May 2017


Merge Conflict 43: DevOps for the Solo Developer

Merge Conflict 43: DevOps for the Solo Developer

DevOps, that is right Developer Operations, all the things that you don't want to do manually, so you automate them! This week we talk about build, test, and deploy for all of your mobile applications and .NET libraries. As solo developers it all seemed like a pipe dream to have everything magically happen when we committed code to GitHub, but the services available streamline the entire process. Frank and James walk through not only their solo DevOps solutions, but what it means when you start working on a team with serious applications. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

1 May 2017


Merge Conflict 42: Code Coverage == Quality

Merge Conflict 42: Code Coverage == Quality

It's everyone's favorite topic... TESTING! That's right we tackle the world of unit testing, code coverage, user interface testing, acceptance testing, and so much more. Even though Frank and James are solo developers and there may not always be time to write a full suite of unit tests, that doesn't mean they don't dream of 100% code coverage. What does that even mean though? Does that mean your app will be flawless? Where do you get started and what should be your goals? We discuss on this week's show. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Proudly recorded on Zencastr

24 April 2017


Merge Conflict 41: Print me up, Scotty

Merge Conflict 41: Print me up, Scotty

Is 3D printing poised to change how we prototype and build parts and full machines or is it just another toy? Both Frank and James have been long time 3D printing advocates and with prices coming down to consumer friendly levels it seems like it is a great time to jump in. However, as James just recently experienced it may still be early days filled with tons of headaches and thrown away print failures. We discuss the past, present, and future of 3D printing on this week's Merge Conflict. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface

17 April 2017


Merge Conflict 40: Setting Expectations

Merge Conflict 40: Setting Expectations

It's that time again... Lightning Talks!!! Every 10th episode here on Merge Conflict we take a look at our list of topics and what our listeners have submitted and pick six different topics that each get five minutes of coverage. This round we take a look at the ideal developer setup, how to manage tricky certificates, properly handling settings in applications, publishing an app in a week, effective app store advertising, and finally how to properly ask for that five star review. Sit back and get ready for an action packed episode! Be sure to tweet or email us with topics that you would like to see covered in the future. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface

10 April 2017


Merge Conflict 39: Parsing Palindromes

Merge Conflict 39: Parsing Palindromes

It's time to tune our developer skills by leveraging some amazing coding challenges that teach us answers to questions like exactly what are linked lists again? We share the best resources we know on coding questions and share our experiences from past interviews of what you should really be studying. It isn't just code as we discuss the crazy left field questions that you may be asked during your next interview. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface

3 April 2017


Merge Conflict 38: One Library to Rule Them All

Merge Conflict 38: One Library to Rule Them All

It is finally time for .NET truly to be EVERYWHERE! This week we investigate the dream of .NET Standard libraries, one library that can be shared in any .NET application. We take a look at the concept, implementation, tooling, and mix in our analysis of the pros and cons of making the big switch to .NET Standard libraries. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface

27 March 2017


Merge Conflict 37: TLS - How Do You EVEN

Merge Conflict 37: TLS - How Do You EVEN

It's time to go down the rabbit hole of networking to investigate the ins and outs of Transport Layer Security (TLS) and how it impacts your apps. James walks Frank through his latest issues with APIs requiring TLS 1.2+ and how he was able to debug the situation at 4:30am to get a new release of his app. We attempt to make networking fun as we dive through HTTP Headers and general connectivity tips and tricks. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface

20 March 2017


Merge Conflict 36: Sorry iPhone 4

Merge Conflict 36: Sorry iPhone 4

When and how should you drop support for a specific device or operating system? We talk about the market today and how we handle it in our own apps. We also dive into specifics around what types of hardware architecture to support and how that impacts your application. Finally, it is much more than just mobile applications, as the same has to be considered for the desktop, and Frank speaks from personal experience. Links & Show Notes Android Dashboard Project Centennial Merge Conflict Stickers! Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

13 March 2017


Merge Conflict 35: Security Through Obscurity

Merge Conflict 35: Security Through Obscurity

It's time to talk code security when developing applications to try to stop people from stealing our precious code and apps. We discuss the different methods we have used to attempt to obfuscate our code and the tools we use to peek into our own code. When it comes to security, it is more than just the executable we ship as we have to be aware of everything happening on the device such as in app purchases, certificates, web requests, and a bunch of other things. We discuss all this and more on this week's show. Links & Show Notes dotPeek Security Through Obscurity Securing IAP with Azure Functions Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

6 March 2017


Merge Conflict 34: Developing for macOS

Merge Conflict 34: Developing for macOS

It is time to tackle the other desktop and brush up on our struts and springs as when investigate the ins and outs of macOS. If you know iOS development your are primed to make your next great desktop macOS application, it is way easier than you think! Frank walks us through how he got started, what you need, and how Xamarin.Forms is about to change the desktop game. Links & Show Notes Sparkle Updater SkiFree AppKit Steve Jobs The Lost Interview Xamarin.Forms Nightly Builds Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

27 February 2017


Merge Conflict 33: Prepping for Disaster

Merge Conflict 33: Prepping for Disaster

Is your data ready for a complete disaster? We discuss why you should care about backing up your data and how to easily get started. No matter if it is just a few photos, your entire business documentation, or the most important source code in the world you have to have ways of backing up and restoring data no matter where you are in the world. Frank and James break down some horror stories from their personal lives and how they are now prepping for disaster. Links & Show Notes BackBlaze Time Machine Netgear ReadyNas James' Burnt Blu-ray Drive Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

20 February 2017


Merge Conflict 32: Building "Super" Computers

Merge Conflict 32: Building "Super" Computers

Everyone should build their own computer! This week we cover the ins and outs of building your own "Super" computer from scratch. We discuss where we got started building our own computers and what keeps us inspired to keep building them after all these years. All of this while Frank tries to explain to James what "Super" computer really means. Links & Show Notes James' "Super" Computer (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dANsMa7XGh_osJJBpmVlX9LyguZBqATWYJBSu1CISjY/edit?usp=sharing) James' Charity Event (http://bit.ly/motz-play4pp) Elgato HD 60 Pro (http://amzn.to/2keTvaH) Intel NUC (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/overview.html) Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Game (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_25th_Anniversary_(computer_game)) Netgear ReadyNas (http://amzn.to/2kCmKaX) Frank: Twitter (http://twitter.com/praeclarum), Blog (http://praeclarum.org), GitHub (http://github.com/praeclarum) James: Twitter (http://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno) Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface (https://soundcloud.com/adventureface) Subscribe iTunes (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictitunes) Google Play Music (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictgoogleplay) Stitcher (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictstitcher) Pocket Casts (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictpocketcasts) Overcast (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictovercast) Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

13 February 2017


Merge Conflict 31: One UI to Rule Them All

Merge Conflict 31: One UI to Rule Them All

Cross-platform user interface? Pipe dream or reality? Frank and James debate the Pros and Cons of Xamarin.Forms, an open source cross-platform user interface library from Xamarin. We discuss performance, look and feel, alternatives, and if we really should be using all those fancy data bindings on this week's show. Links & Show Notes Xamarin.Forms (http://xamarin.com/forms) Xamarin.Forms Roadmap (https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/85747/xamarin-forms-feature-roadmap/p1) Free Xamarin.Forms Book By Charles Petzold (http://amzn.to/2l4yml4) Frank: Twitter (http://twitter.com/praeclarum), Blog (http://praeclarum.org), GitHub (http://github.com/praeclarum) James: Twitter (http://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno) Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface (https://soundcloud.com/adventureface) Subscribe iTunes (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictitunes) Google Play Music (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictgoogleplay) Stitcher (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictstitcher) Pocket Casts (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictpocketcasts) Overcast (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictovercast) Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

6 February 2017


Merge Conflict 30: The One with No Conflicts

Merge Conflict 30: The One with No Conflicts

It's lightning talks week here on Merge Conflict. We cover six topics in under thirty minutes! We take a look at topics that have been on our minds for a while and from our listeners. On this week's lightning talks episode we take a look at iMessage Apps, GPU Programming, Tensorflow, how to advertise an application, and ask the age old question... "Do I really need ALL the mobile platforms?". Links & Show Notes Apple Search Ads (http://searchads.apple.com/) Tensorflow (https://www.tensorflow.org/) Shader Toy (https://www.shadertoy.com/) Frank: Twitter (http://twitter.com/praeclarum), Blog (http://praeclarum.org), GitHub (http://github.com/praeclarum) James: Twitter (http://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno) Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface (https://soundcloud.com/adventureface) Subscribe iTunes (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictitunes) Google Play Music (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictgoogleplay) Stitcher (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictstitcher) Pocket Casts (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictpocketcasts) Overcast (http://bit.ly/mergeconflictovercast) Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

30 January 2017


Merge Conflict 29: What Developers Ought to Try in 2017

Merge Conflict 29: What Developers Ought to Try in 2017

What better way to start 2017 than a crash course in fun new things for developers to start playing around with. We pick out our favorite topics that developers ought to know to try out in 2017. We look at new interactive ways of designing and building user interfaces, how to run .NET on Linux, how to properly use the linker, and finally how to compile C# & F# code to JavaScript. Links & Show Notes What Xamarin Developers Ought to Know to Start 2017 What .NET Developers Ought to Know to Start 2017 Xamarin Workbooks .NET Core for Linux Frank's Netjs Project Fable Compiler for F# Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

23 January 2017


Merge Conflict 28: Demystifying In-App Purchases

Merge Conflict 28: Demystifying In-App Purchases

What does it take to enable and test In-App Purchases in your application? We cover the ins and outs of each step in the process. We walk through the different reasons why you may want to consider adding IAP, what is available, and how to simplify your life by not making the mistakes James has. In addition, we follow up on Episode 16 with a quick recap of the Nintendo Switch event. Links & Show Notes Micro.Blog In-App Billing Plugin Nintendo Switch Conference AdMob for iOS AdMob for Android Scoreboard App Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

16 January 2017


Merge Conflict 27: Coding Around the Globe

Merge Conflict 27: Coding Around the Globe

Frank is off traveling the world, but that hasn't stopped him from coding on the road. This week we take a look at being productive while away from home including the software and hardware to stay light and productive, how to get internet away from the US, and what complications we have both run into. Links & Show Notes iPad Pro Prompt2 App Working Copy App GoBag Chrome Remote Desktop Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

9 January 2017


Merge Conflict 26: A Pinch of PHP and a Dash of JS

Merge Conflict 26: A Pinch of PHP and a Dash of JS

Even though we love our world of C# sometimes we have to adventure into the great unknown to get things done. This week James and Frank explore new languages, new IDEs, and brand new services as they explore ways to finish their #HolidayHacks and try out new ideas. James takes a good hard look at building serverless applications with Azure Functions and Frank takes a look at his good old pal... PHP. Links & Show Notes James's JS HTTP Calls James's post on Azure Function Postman SendGrid Azure Functions Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

2 January 2017


Merge Conflict 25: #HolidayHacks

Merge Conflict 25: #HolidayHacks

The holidays are here and it is time to do some holiday hacking on things we wish we could have done this year. On this weeks episode Frank and James discuss their past Holiday Hacks and what they plan to accomplish before 2017 arrives. We want to hear from you by tweeting out #HolidayHacks with an @MergeConflictFM mention to let us know what you are planning to hack on this holiday. Links & Show Notes Meetup Manager Arduboy Xamarin.Forms Community Toolkit Frank's Netjs Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

26 December 2016


Merge Conflict 24: Everyone Needs Extensions

Merge Conflict 24: Everyone Needs Extensions

We love our IDEs and live in them most of the day, but it sure is nice to reach into their extensible frameworks and add even more productivity. On this week's show we chat about why there is a need for extensible IDEs, how you can extend them, and how we have personally extended them. Links & Show Notes Templates for Xamarin Mono Develop Documentation Continuous IDE Extension Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

19 December 2016


Merge Conflict 23: ORM or Bust

Merge Conflict 23: ORM or Bust

Object-relational mappings, you can't live with them and can't live without them so you have probably written your own by now. When you out grow built in settings and need a database an ORM is a must and we decipher the need and implementations. Links & Show Notes SQLite-net Settings Plugin Entity Framework.aspx) Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

12 December 2016


Merge Conflict 22: Designing Apps the Developer Way

Merge Conflict 22: Designing Apps the Developer Way

This week we take a look at how we design mobile applications based on your questions from Twitter. We discuss designing for multiple platforms including the choice to design for the platform or use a custom app design. What are users expecting from the operating system they are using and how have we adapted our apps over the years to make our users happy? Links & Show Notes Material Design Guidelines Material Up Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast

5 December 2016


Merge Conflict 21: Always Be Profiling Code

Merge Conflict 21: Always Be Profiling Code

We seem to be addicted to refactoring code, but what about checking in on CPU and Memory performance and usage with profiling? This week we take a look at the desktop and mobile tools available to developers to diagnose their applications and code to fully optimize them on the different platforms. Sponsor Bitrise: Continuous Integration and Delivery for your mobile apps. Receive $25 off a Pro plan when you visit bitrise.io/mergeconflict and use promo code RESOLVE-CONFLICT Links & Show Notes Xamarin Profiler Video on Channel 9 Xamarin Profiler Android Device Monitor Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

28 November 2016


Merge Conflict 20: Lightning Talks Round 2

Merge Conflict 20: Lightning Talks Round 2

It is lightning talk week on Merge Conflict as we cover six different development topics in under thirty minutes. Each topic gets just five minutes of back and forth debate before moving on to the next. This week's topics include the recent Connect(); event, .NET Standard Libraries, Xamarin.Mac, Mobile Market Share, Git, and more. While Frank and James picked a few of the topics, many are from you our listeners who have been tweeting at us about what you want to hear. Get ready for fast paced development fun on this week's Merge Conflict. Sponsor Bitrise: Continuous Integration and Delivery for your mobile apps. Receive $25 off a Pro plan when you visit bitrise.io/mergeconflict and use promo code RESOLVE-CONFLICT Links & Show Notes DJI Mavic Pro Drone Connect(); Xamarin Videos VS for Mac Xamarin.Mac for Xamarin.Forms Mobile Market Share Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

21 November 2016


Merge Conflict 19: Home Automation API Integration 2.0

Merge Conflict 19: Home Automation API Integration 2.0

James has gone and purchased a Google Home and now thinks he can fully automate his entire house, but can he wrap his developer mind around the new world of IoT in his home and get it all playing together? With so many devices and so many APIs where do you even begin when you want to automate your house and what happens when things don't work as expected? Can Frank help James create the world's smartest apartment? Find out in this week's show. Sponsor Bitrise: Continuous Integration and Delivery for your mobile apps. Receive $25 off a Pro plan when you visit bitrise.io/mergeconflict and use promo code RESOLVE-CONFLICT Links & Show Notes Amazon Echo Google Home Nest Security Camera Smart Things Ian Mercer: World's Smarest Home James Clancey's Rosie Library Homeboy: Insteon Control App Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

14 November 2016


Merge Conflict 18: Ads + ? == Profit

Merge Conflict 18: Ads + ? == Profit

Users and developers are overwhelmed with options to monetize their mobile applications. With so many strategies, how do you know what to pick and what will work for your apps? James recently when through the tough choice between creating a paid app, using in app purchases, or just shoving ads into his latest app. This week we discuss all the options that have worked and what haven't worked in the world of monetization. Sponsor Bitrise: Continuous Integration and Delivery for your mobile apps. Receive $25 off a Pro plan when you visit bitrise.io/mergeconflict and use promo code RESOLVE-CONFLICT Links & Show Notes Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

7 November 2016


Merge Conflict 17: Live Coding - The Ultimate Performance

Merge Conflict 17: Live Coding - The Ultimate Performance

Frank is off to deliver a technical presentation in London and James is here to help with his Tips and Tricks on presenting code. We have a lively discussion about submitting, accepting, and actually delivering the technical presentation including some do's and don'ts. We take a look at IDE setup, slides, topics, fonts, and about a hundred other things to consider when you step up on stage. Sponsor Bitrise: Continuous Integration and Delivery for your mobile apps. Receive $25 off a Pro plan when you visit bitrise.io/mergeconflict and use promo code RESOLVE-CONFLICT Links & Show Notes James' How To Deliver a Great Technical Presentation Blog Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast Merge Conflict may make commission from affiliate links

31 October 2016


Merge Conflict 16: There Will Always Be Room for Nintendo

Merge Conflict 16: There Will Always Be Room for Nintendo

Nintendo has announced Switch, their new hybrid portable game console. What does this mean for mobile games, what are the opportunities for developers, and where to get started? We take an in depth look and pick apart Nintendo's new console and the current state of mobile gaming accessories. Finally, we attempt to figure out if the mobile industry will ever standardize on a real controller to revolutionize the TV with Apple and Android TV. Links & Show Notes Nintendo Switch Apple TV Nvidia Shield Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast

24 October 2016


Merge Conflict 15: Bots Bots Bots

Merge Conflict 15: Bots Bots Bots

Bots are the new conversational user interface that integrates with the most popular apps that we use. This week we discuss where to start, what options are available and what is the future? Whether it is a cross platform bot framework or something specific to Google, Apple, or Amazon hardware there is surely something for everyone. Links & Show Notes Amazon Echo Alexa API Google Assistant Facebook Microsoft Bot Framework Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast

17 October 2016


Merge Conflict 14: Stumbling into VR

Merge Conflict 14: Stumbling into VR

This week Frank and James stumble into a whole new world of virtual reality with new devices, SDKs, and a whole lot of fun. Virtual Reality is becoming much more interactive with motion tracking devices introduced with the HTC Vive and new controllers coming to Playstation VR, Oculus, and Google VR (Daydream). We take a look at the transformation of the industry and what is next for developers whether it is on a smart phone or a dedicated device. Links & Show Notes Google RV/Daydream Aztez HTC Vive Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast

10 October 2016


Merge Conflict 13: Let's Talk About Bugs

Merge Conflict 13: Let's Talk About Bugs

Let's be honest, no one writes perfect code and those sneaky bugs find their way in. Frank and James take a look at mitigating and managing bugs and how to properly get feedback from their users. What can be added into your application to notify users when bugs are fixed and what can be added to help provide feedback to you when something goes wrong? Let's squash those bugs on this week's Merge Conflict. Links & Show Notes Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast

3 October 2016


Merge Conflict 12: Surviving Beta Summers

Merge Conflict 12: Surviving Beta Summers

It is new OS season, the best time of year and yet the worst time of year. This week we cover how we survive and preparing for the end of beta summer. We take a look at what steps we take to prepare for the latest releases including when to update machines, update apps, and when is the right time to actually add new features. Links & Show Notes Android N APIs iOS 10 APIs Appveyor Visual Studio Team Services Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast

26 September 2016


Merge Conflict 11: Lightning Talks Round 1

Merge Conflict 11: Lightning Talks Round 1

It is lightning talk week on Merge Conflict as we cover six different development topics in under thirty minutes. Each topic gets just five minutes of back and forth debate before moving on to the next. This week's topics include markdown, asynchronous programming, hardware and software setup, programmer art, and a little bit of science fiction. While Frank and James picked a few of the topics, many from you our listeners who have been tweeting at us about what you want to hear. Get ready for fast paced development fun on this week's Merge Conflict. Links & Show Notes Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast

19 September 2016


Merge Conflict 10: Wireless. Effortless. Magical.

Merge Conflict 10: Wireless. Effortless. Magical.

Did someone say new Apple hardware? This week we discuss Apple's new phones, watches, accessories, and even a brand new Mario game from Apple's September 7th event. It was also much more then hardware with some exciting announcements around watchOS 3 and iOS 10 going GA this week, which means it is time to make room for a new copy of Xcode on your macOS machine. There was so much packed into this Apple event and we cover it all on Merge Conflict. Links & Show Notes Super Mario Run Apple Watch Series 2 iPhone 7 Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast

12 September 2016


Merge Conflict 9: Welcome Onboard

Merge Conflict 9: Welcome Onboard

The first time users launch your app is the most important time users launch your app. This week we discuss what goes into a great onboarding experience to win over users in just a few seconds. We take an in depth look at why and how some hardware manufacturers are making spectacular setup experiences and what we can learn from them. What should a first run look like and what should we do when we add new features to our app? Links & Show Notes Nest Cam Coffee Filter Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast *Merge Conflict may get a commission from affiliate Amazon links

5 September 2016


Merge Conflict 8: Navigating the SyntaxTree Forest

Merge Conflict 8: Navigating the SyntaxTree Forest

Interpreting is Easy, Compiling is Hard, and Linking is even Harder. This week Frank and James investigate what actually happens when you hit that compile button. Frank is a compiler addict and James loves trying to understand how the linker works, but there is so much more to development, compiling, and packaging. Links & Show Notes Roslyn Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts Overcast

29 August 2016


Merge Conflict 7: Is Code Sharing Worth It?

Merge Conflict 7: Is Code Sharing Worth It?

Building cross-platform apps sure isn't easy, but code sharing sure helps, but is it worth it? How and when should you share code across a single app and across all apps that you are developing? What to pick? Share projects? Portable class libraries? .NET Standard libraries? This week we investigate the different approaches to sharing code inside of a cross-platform app and how to efficiently share that code with even more applications. Links & Show Notes Sharing Code - Xamarin Documentation Shared Projects with Xamarin.Forms .NET Standard Libraries Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts

22 August 2016


Merge Conflict 6: Debugging the Daily Process

Merge Conflict 6: Debugging the Daily Process

There is a constant influx of notifications from Slack, e-mail, text messages, and news alerts. This week we discuss how to keep productivity high even with all this going on. We cover some of the tips and tricks that we use to stay organized as developers and go a bit further as to not go crazy and not get distracted when working from home. Links & Show Notes Clear Google Keep FogBugz Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts

15 August 2016


Merge Conflict 5: Programming Languages: Gotta Collect 'em All

Merge Conflict 5: Programming Languages: Gotta Collect 'em All

C# and F# and Go! Oh my! There are just so many lovely programming languages to learn, but where to start? This week we take a look at what worked for us and what didn’t. James has recently been trying to wrap his head around F#, a functional programming language, and it just hasn’t stuck yet. Maybe because he uses C# all day, or the change from procedural to functional? We tackle all these topics and more on this week's Merge Conflict. Links & Show Notes Seven Languages in Seven Weeks F# Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts

8 August 2016


Merge Conflict 4: How Not to Maintain a Server

Merge Conflict 4: How Not to Maintain a Server

This week Frank & James discuss the importance of a great local experience, server maintenance, and Apple’s amazing CloudKit. We take a look at what it takes to make an application that is cloud connected and what services are available to developers so we don’t have to actually maintain a server. What have we tried, what has worked, what hasn’t, and what we would start with today? Links & Show Notes CloudKit Azure App Service Mobile Apps Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts

1 August 2016


Merge Conflict 3: Your First Open Source Project

Merge Conflict 3: Your First Open Source Project

What happens after that Initial Commit to GitHub? This week on Merge Conflict we discuss how we go about starting new repositories on GitHub. Did you know that the README.md file is the most important file in your repository? We talk about how and what should go into it and what resources there are for learning markdown. Finally, we take a serious look into how to handle Issues and Pull Requests "properly". Links & Show Notes GitHub Issue & Pull Request Templates Appveyor CI for .NET LaTeX Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts

25 July 2016


Merge Conflict 2: Augmented Reality #PokemonGo

Merge Conflict 2: Augmented Reality #PokemonGo

Pokémon Go and its augmented reality pocket monster capturing has taken the world by storm. This week we discuss if AR has finally hit critical mass and general acceptance. Frank and James also debate over what exactly AR is and how the Hololens, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive fit in. What does the future hold for AR? All this and more on this week's Merge Conflict. Links & Show Notes Pokémon Go Frank's Xamarin Evolve AR Talk and Dragon App Geocaching: Real world scavenger hunt Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts

18 July 2016


Merge Conflict 1: Build up to an app release

Merge Conflict 1: Build up to an app release

You have spent months or years developing an app, but now you are at that last 5%. Frank & James walk through the last steps before launch day. We take a look at how to prepare for that final submission before launch day including what sort of documentation, website, and support you need to be prepared for. Of course, we can't forget about that ever so important app store artwork, icon, and marketing jargon that must all be put together before it is time to go live. Links & Show Notes Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Continuous Development for iOS by Frank Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts

11 July 2016


Merge Conflict 0: Merge Conflict

Merge Conflict 0: Merge Conflict

Welcome to Merge Conflict, a weekly discussion around all things development, technology, and more. This week we kick things off with an introduction to the Merge Conflict podcast and its hosts Frank Krueger and James Montemagno. Links & Show Notes Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Subscribe iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Pocket Casts

11 July 2016

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