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98: Machine Learning for Space Exploration with Paige Bailey
May 21 • 41 min
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…
97: GitHub + App Center = 💖
May 14 • 42 min
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…
96: Throw Away All Architecture
May 7 • 45 min
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 on the reasons why, the positives, the negatives, and what James and Frank both have built using this…
95: Just Link It All Away
Apr 30 • 47 min
Using too many libraries and your app size is too big? Don't worry the linker is here to save the day! That is 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…
94: Everyone Loves Architecture
Apr 23 • 48 min
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…
93: Follow the Audit Trail
Apr 16 • 49 min
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…
92: Writable Contiguous Memories
Apr 9 • 35 min
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…
91: Game Development Chit-chat
Apr 2 • 49 min
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…
Special Edition: Apple’s Plan to Invade Classrooms
Mar 28 • 26 min
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.…
90: Going Reactive with Progressive Flutter Apps
Mar 26 • 48 min
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, server-less computer, progressive web…
89: WebAssembly + Mono == .NET In Your Browser
Mar 19 • 44 min
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…
88: Getting Hip to F#
Mar 12 • 51 min
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…
87: Cross-Platform Is So Easy I Don’t Even Have to Do It
Mar 5 • 40 min
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…
86: Containerized Pod Development
Feb 26 • 39 min
"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,…
85: All I Want To Do Is Multi-Target
Feb 19 • 42 min
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…
84: Accidental Web Developer Podcast
Feb 12 • 41 min
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…
83: Fear of Breaking the World
Feb 5 • 44 min
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…
82: Broken Backs and Updating Apps
Jan 29 • 42 min
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…
81: It Takes Two to Debug
Jan 22 • 50 min
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…
80: It’s Your Fault We Couldn’t Name This Episode
Jan 15 • 40 min
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…
79: Frank Justifies His iMac Pro
Jan 8 • 43 min
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…
78: This One is Actually Good
Jan 1 • 51 min
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 out top picks of the year and of course what we are looking forward to in 2018. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub…
77: `dotnet pack holiday`
Dec 25, 2017 • 43 min
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…
76: We Can’t Solve Everyone’s Problem
Dec 18, 2017 • 46 min
When having SQLite isn't enough for James he has to go 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…
75: The Hello World of Video Production
Dec 11, 2017 • 41 min
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 weeks pod. Follow Us Frank: Twitter,…
74: App Distribution, the Hard Way
Dec 4, 2017 • 36 min
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.…
73: Program Language Evolution
Nov 27, 2017 • 37 min
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…
72: Xamarin.Forms on the Web
Nov 20, 2017 • 36 min
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…
71: Continuous Everything with DevOps
Nov 13, 2017 • 42 min
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…
70: Cloud $$$$
Nov 6, 2017 • 34 min
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…
69: Copy Pasta
Oct 30, 2017 • 34 min
When is the right time to fork a repository and send a pull request for 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:…
68: Throw Some XAML In It
Oct 23, 2017 • 38 min
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…
67: Surviving a Hackathon
Oct 16, 2017 • 42 min
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…
66: Drawing Pixels with SkiaSharp
Oct 9, 2017 • 45 min
Google announces a slew of new products including the brand new Pixel 2, which means James has finally place 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…
65: Worst Plan Ever
Oct 2, 2017 • 48 min
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…
64: Machine Learning as a Service
Sep 25, 2017 • 39 min
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…
63: Who Needs a Phone Anymore
Sep 18, 2017 • 60 min
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…
62: Snacking on Android Oreo
Sep 11, 2017 • 52 min
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…
61: Getting to the Core of ARCore
Sep 4, 2017 • 37 min
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,…
60: Hacking Frank’s Apartment
Aug 28, 2017 • 35 min
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,…
59: Managing Open Source Projects
Aug 21, 2017 • 52 min
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!…
58: Dealing with Rejection
Aug 14, 2017 • 42 min
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…
57: Let’s Learn the Machines
Aug 7, 2017 • 47 min
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…
56: Take on ARKit
Jul 31, 2017 • 51 min
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:…
55: Mac vs PC
Jul 24, 2017 • 50 min
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,…
54: Dropping in on the iPad
Jul 17, 2017 • 47 min
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,…
53: Document All The Things
Jul 10, 2017 • 57 min
It has been said that if 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…
52: Bug Fixes and Improvements
Jul 3, 2017 • 47 min
Will Frank ever update his apps in the app store? When, how, and what all 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…
51: The Core Developer Experience
Jun 26, 2017 • 39 min
.NET on Linux? Yes we can, with .NET Core! This week we tackle what it is like to developer 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…
50: We Have Standards
Jun 19, 2017 • 37 min
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 :…
49: The Magic of MVVM
Jun 12, 2017 • 43 min
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…
Special Edition: WWDC 2017 Recap
Jun 8, 2017 • 79 min
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…
48: Frank Mocks Interfaces
Jun 5, 2017 • 37 min
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…
47: You Got Some F# in My C#
May 29, 2017 • 54 min
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:…
46: Building the Xamarin Live Player
May 22, 2017 • 47 min
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…
45: Build 2017 - No More MSBuild
May 15, 2017 • 61 min
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…
44: I Love Callbacks
May 8, 2017 • 41 min
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 through memory lane to talk about thread pools, completion handlers, locks, and just…
43: DevOps for the Solo Developer
May 1, 2017 • 42 min
DevOps, that is right Developer Operations, all the things that you don't want to do manually, so you automate them! This week talk about build, test, and deploy for all of your mobile applications and .NET libraries. As solo developers it all seemed like…
42: Code Coverage == Quality
Apr 24, 2017 • 44 min
It's everyone's favorite topic… TESTING! That is 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…
41: Print me up, Scotty
Apr 17, 2017 • 44 min
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…
40: Setting Expectations
Apr 10, 2017 • 37 min
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…
39: Parsing Palindromes
Apr 3, 2017 • 43 min
It's time to tune or developer skills by leveraging some amazing coding challenges that teach us 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…
38: One Library to Rule Them All
Mar 27, 2017 • 53 min
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…
37: TLS - How Do You EVEN
Mar 20, 2017 • 51 min
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 was able to debug the…
36: Sorry iPhone 4
Mar 13, 2017 • 41 min
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…
35: Security Through Obscurity
Mar 6, 2017 • 40 min
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.…
34: Developing for macOS
Feb 27, 2017 • 56 min
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!…
33: Prepping for Disaster
Feb 20, 2017 • 42 min
Is your data ready for a complete disaster? We discuss why you should be caring 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…
32: Building “Super” Computers
Feb 13, 2017 • 40 min
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…
31: One UI to Rule Them All
Feb 6, 2017 • 46 min
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…
30: The One with No Conflicts
Jan 30, 2017 • 39 min
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,…
29: What Developers Ought to Try in 2017
Jan 23, 2017 • 37 min
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…
28: Demystifying In-App Purchases
Jan 16, 2017 • 52 min
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…
27: Coding Around the Globe
Jan 9, 2017 • 43 min
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…
26: A Pinch of PHP and a Dash of JS
Jan 2, 2017 • 37 min
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…
25: #HolidayHacks
Dec 26, 2016 • 37 min
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…
24: Everyone Needs Extensions
Dec 19, 2016 • 44 min
We love our IDEs and live in them most of the day, but it is sure is nice to reach into their extensible frameworks and add even more productivity. On this weeks show we chat about why there is a need for extensible IDEs, how you can extend them, and how…
23: ORM or Bust
Dec 12, 2016 • 54 min
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 &…
22: Designing Apps the Developer Way
Dec 5, 2016 • 38 min
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…
21: Always Be Profiling Code
Nov 28, 2016 • 40 min
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…
20: Lightning Talks Round 2
Nov 21, 2016 • 36 min
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();…
19: Home Automation API Integration 2.0
Nov 14, 2016 • 42 min
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…
18: Ads + ? == Profit
Nov 7, 2016 • 41 min
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,…
17: Live Coding - The Ultimate Performance
Oct 31, 2016 • 41 min
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…
16: There Will Always Be Room for Nintendo
Oct 24, 2016 • 34 min
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…
15: Bots Bots Bots
Oct 17, 2016 • 36 min
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, what is the future? Whether it is a cross platform bot framework or something specific…
14: Stumbling into VR
Oct 10, 2016 • 37 min
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…
13: Let’s Talk About Bugs
Oct 3, 2016 • 43 min
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…
12: Surviving Beta Summers
Sep 26, 2016 • 38 min
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 the end of beta summer. We take a look at what steps we take to prepare for the latest releases including when to…
11: Lightning Talks Round 1
Sep 19, 2016 • 33 min
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…
10: Wireless. Effortless. Magical.
Sep 12, 2016 • 58 min
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…
9: Welcome Onboard
Sep 5, 2016 • 39 min
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…
8: Navigating the SyntaxTree Forest
Aug 29, 2016 • 40 min
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…
7: Is Code Sharing Worth It?
Aug 22, 2016 • 39 min
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…
6: Debugging the Daily Process
Aug 15, 2016 • 38 min
There is 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…
5: Programming Languages: Gotta Collect ‘em All
Aug 8, 2016 • 32 min
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 some ways of what worked for us and what didn’t. James as of recent has been trying to wrap his head around F# a…
4: How Not to Maintain a Server
Aug 1, 2016 • 40 min
This week Frank & James discuss the importance of a great local experience, server maintenance, and Apple’s amazing iCloud. 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…
3: Your First Open Source Project
Jul 25, 2016 • 48 min
What happens after that Initial Commit to GitHub? This week on Merge Conflict we discuss how we go about start new repositories on GitHub. Did you know that README.md file is the most important file in your repository? We talk about how and what should go…
2: Augmented Reality #PokemonGo
Jul 18, 2016 • 38 min
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…
0: Merge Conflict
Jul 11, 2016 • 25 min
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 it's hosts Frank Krueger and James Montemagno. Links & Show Notes…
1: Build up to an app release
Jul 11, 2016 • 47 min
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 to launch day including what sort of documentation,…