Merge Conflict

Join Frank & James for a weekly discussion on the world of technology and development including C#, F#, .NET, web, mobile, and more.



306: How to Contribute to OSS

May 16, 2022

Frank had his first PR merged into iOS and macOS for .NET! We explore his journey to getting it accepted


305: Breaking Your Own APIs

May 09, 2022

When is the time to make breaking changes that could completely upset every single user of your library? James is in this situation, and we discuss his options.


304: Snap's Pixy... the future of drones?

May 02, 2022

A $230 drone... with no controller... with no GPS.... is this the future?


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April 25, 2022

C# 11 is coming in hot with some awesome new previews and we break down our favorite features.


301: Going Beyond ZSH

April 11, 2022

Where did my bash go says James! Well I am swimming with Fish over here says Frank! We explore what the heck is going on in terminals on all of the different operating systems and how to get them setu


300 Episodes of Merge Conflict!

April 04, 2022

We take your questions live on .NET MAUI, the state of mobile development, how to teach the next generation, and so much more!


299: Databases shouldn’t allow delete

March 28, 2022

Frank explains to James why and how he is doing databases all wrong!


298: The Great M1 Conspiracy

March 21, 2022

Frank has a grand conspiracy theory when it comes to what is going on with the M1 Ultra and M2. We discuss why they glued two chips together.


297: The Ultra Apple Event Recap

March 14, 2022

We have a full breakdown of the latest Apple event with M1 Ultra, new Mac Studio, iPhone SE 3rd gen, and a new iPad!


286: is not null

December 20, 2021

More C# features coming at you! Ones that you totally need to know about!


284: C# 10 Global & Implicit Usings

December 13, 2021

Are global and implicit usings controversial? It seem so, we discuss all the details of this awesome C# 10 feature.


282: Automating Protocols

November 29, 2021

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!


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

November 22, 2021

.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.


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

November 15, 2021

We break down the latest in .NET 6, VS 2022, and all of .NET Conf 2021.


279: What are Azure Container Apps?

November 08, 2021

Deploy containerized apps without managing complex infrastructure. Write code using your preferred programming language or framework, and build microservices with full support for Distributed Applicat


278: Inside .NET Hot Reload

November 01, 2021

Frank recently dove into the inner workings of .NET Hot Reload and came out with a bunch of fun facts of how ti works! We discuss.


277: MacBook Pro & Pixel 6 Event Recaps

October 25, 2021

What a week full of new hardware! MacBook Pro devices, Pixel 6, and so much more!


276: .NET 6 + C# 10 == Mind Blown

October 18, 2021

This week we explore some brand new features in C# 10 including global usings, implicit usings, scoped namespaces, and minimal APIs!


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

October 11, 2021

This week we break down the technology in Netflix's hit show Squid Game. We look at the motion sensing and detection technology in episode 1 to find out if it is realistic or just TV magic.


274: Building IoT Things

October 04, 2021

James needs the ultimate tutorial on what and how to build things with Microcontrollers and Frank is here to help!


273: Microsoft Surface 2021 Event Recap

September 27, 2021

We are "falling into" new devices with the Surface event showcasing new Surface Pro devices, Surface Duo 2, and Surface Studio Laptop.


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

September 20, 2021

What a week! We have you covered with everything happening with .NET 6, .NET MAUI, and a full breakdown of the iPhone 13 event.


271: How not to monetize an app

September 13, 2021

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 purchas


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

September 06, 2021

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


269: How not to advertise mobile apps

August 30, 2021

Frank explores the crazy world of app advertising across Facebook, Twitter, and Apple. We break down how exactly not to do this!


260: Every question answered

June 28, 2021

We take your questions directly on another lighting topic episode of Merge Conflict


259: Photogrammetry

June 21, 2021

We dive deep into the latest APIs for mapping the physical world with macOS into 3D models.


258: WWDC 2021 Recap

June 14, 2021

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256: Microsoft Build 2021 Recap

May 31, 2021

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 Platfor


255: What is encryption anyways?

May 24, 2021

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


254: AirTag Development

May 17, 2021

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?


253: Past, Present, & Future of Ooui

May 10, 2021

Frank discusses the Object Oriented UI Library, Ooui! He talks about where it came from and where it is going.


252: Linux GUI Apps on Windows - WSLg

May 03, 2021

WSL is amazing.... but WSLg now enables you to run Linux GUI apps directly from your Windows machine!?!?! We discuss the possibilities.


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

April 26, 2021

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.


233: Bluetooth is Mind-blowing!

December 21, 2020

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!


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

December 14, 2020

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


231: No M1 Talk We Promise...

December 07, 2020

No, for real, we are completely done with the M1. No M1 talk here at all!


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

November 30, 2020

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!


229: Selling iOS Apps on M1 Apple Silicon

November 23, 2020

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.


228: .NET Conf 2020 & Apple M1 Event Recap

November 16, 2020

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!


227: Databases!

November 09, 2020

Let's talk about databases! SQLite, No-SQL, LiteDB, CoreData, and so much more! All the options!


226: Universal Custom Data Link Schemes

November 02, 2020

We are tweaking and tuning our apps past the beta summer with small fun quirks from Apple and Google.


225: Frank Got Catalyst for Xamarin.iOS Working!

October 26, 2020

You heard it! Frank Got Catalyst for Xamarin.iOS Working!


224: iPhone 12 is here with magnets!

October 19, 2020

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.


223: How App Updates Work

October 12, 2020

How to app updates work, what do you need to know, migrate, and hook into? Or do you need to at all?


222: Cool New Tech

October 05, 2020

Drone cameras, 3d printing with pens, google tvs, and so much more!


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

September 28, 2020

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.