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175: #nullable enable
November 11, 2019
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.
174: LangVersion ??= C# 8
November 04, 2019
The time has come for C# 8 and all of the glorious features it brings! Go time!
173: RISC Is Good
October 28, 2019
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?
172: Who Turned Out The Lights?
October 21, 2019
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 them
171: The Beta Hangover
October 14, 2019
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.
170: 10 Ways To Develop Faster And Better
October 07, 2019
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.
169: A Love Letter To Immutable Data
September 30, 2019
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.
168: The World of Protocol Buffers
September 23, 2019
What are protocol buffers? Why do we care? How do we use them, and what the heck is gRPC?!?!?
167: My Phone's CPU Has 8.5 Billion Transistors
September 16, 2019
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!
166: Disconnecting with a Feature Phone
September 09, 2019
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 p
165: IoT Gifts Make The Best Gifts
September 02, 2019
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!
164: Modding the Game Boy Color
August 26, 2019
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
163: "Borrowing" Code from the Internet
August 19, 2019
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?
162: Throttle Those Cancellations
August 12, 2019
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.
161: The World of Embedded Hardware
August 05, 2019
Let's enter the world of embedded hardware and how to program on them with CircuitPython!
160: Infrastructure as Code, Signing Packages, & 1 Million Downloads
July 29, 2019
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.
159: Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Undo
July 22, 2019
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?
158: Everything Is Awesome
July 15, 2019
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.
157: FOMO UI Design
July 08, 2019
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.
156: SwiftUI's Tasty Architecture
July 01, 2019
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.
155: Hello iPadOS
June 24, 2019
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 a
154: Homemade IoT Lights
June 17, 2019
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.
153: Building Machine Learning Robots!
June 10, 2019
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!
Special Edition: WWDC19 Recap: Mac Pro, Project Catalyst, SwiftUI, iPadOS, & Security
June 04, 2019
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
152: Refreshing Hanselman.Forms - Visual, CollectionView, & Serverless Backend
June 03, 2019
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
151: The Future of the Future of .NET
May 27, 2019
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 ap
150: We Have Lift Off
May 20, 2019
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 l
149: .NET Powered Political Campaign
May 13, 2019
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 a
148: When App Developers Get Together
May 06, 2019
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!
147: I'm a Mac Developer!
April 29, 2019
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.
133: Indie App Marketing
January 21, 2019
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.
132: The Life & Times of Frank Krueger
January 14, 2019
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. You do not want to miss this episode.
131: Three Degrees of Freedom
January 07, 2019
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!
130: 2018 Retrospective & 2019 Predictions
December 31, 2018
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 incl
129: Never Nullable (Null Bad)
December 24, 2018
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?
128: Professional Application Performance Monitoring
December 17, 2018
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.
127: Connect(); 2018 Recap - .NET Core 3, VS 2019, Xamarin.Forms 4, and More!
December 10, 2018
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.
126: Collaborative Coding Magic
December 03, 2018
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 Liv
125: Getting Fancy With Bluetooth Low Energy
November 26, 2018
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!
124: All In On .NET Standard 2.1
November 19, 2018
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!
123: Gimme Five Stars!
November 12, 2018
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?
122: Today's Lecture... Debug Symbols
November 05, 2018
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 Min
121: Real Time Communication
October 29, 2018
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.
120: Rapid Fire Topics
October 22, 2018
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.
October 15, 2018
This week we take a look at web requests! REST APIs, GraphQL, OData, SOAP, and so much more!
118: Undo Architectures
October 08, 2018
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 reusable code across all of your projects.
117: Getting to the Metal of Metal
October 01, 2018
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!
116: iOS 12's "Revolutionary" Shortcuts
September 24, 2018
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!
115: Apple Event Recap & Smart Homes 3.0
September 17, 2018
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.
114: Clean Code Styling
September 10, 2018
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!