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



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

May 29, 2023

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


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

May 22, 2023

James is on a mission to get his app on as many platforms as possible. This time he dives through his journey of getting his Android apps into the Amazon App Store which also means onto Windows 11! Wh


358: Google I/O 2023 Recap - AI

May 15, 2023

It's conference season and Google kicks off things with lots and lots of AI at Google I/O 2023. We break down the latest happenings from the main keynotes including new Android Wear APIs, Pixel foldin


357: The Zune UI was the Best UI

May 08, 2023

That is right! Everyone's favorite MP3 player is back! This time due to a collaboration with Guardians of the Galaxy, but it doesn't matter because Hanselman and others have found ways to revive it in


356: Sunsetting software, libraries, & APIs

May 01, 2023

When is the right time to sunset software from the app store? How about a library up on NuGet? What is the right way to do it for your customers and folks using your software? We discuss in this weeks


355: Previewing the Preview of C# 12

April 24, 2023

It is that time of year again! New C# features! That is right, .NET 8 Preview 3 just dropped and with it is the first preview features of C# 12 including Primary constructors for non-record classes an


354: .NET Native AOT Apps Fit on a Floppy Disk!

April 17, 2023

With Microsoft Build and .NET 8 right around the corner, the team is hard at work optimizing the runtime to fit full Native AOT apps down under 1.44MB! That is right, it fits fully on a floppy disk! W


353: Exploring & Analyzing Bing Chat

April 10, 2023

Let's get deeper into ChatGPT and GTP-4 this with Bing Chat and the newly integrated side bar of Microsoft Edge.


352: Analyzing The Twitter Algorithm

April 03, 2023

They did it! The Twitter Algorithm is open source! We break down how it works, what is in it, and how why you should care (or not).


351: What are F# Discriminated Unions?

March 27, 2023

Frank tries to explain his favorite F# feature and also discussion the C# proposal for union types!


350: Multimodal GPT-4

March 20, 2023

It is time for some lightning topics and we go big on AI with GPT-4, infused ChatGPT everywhere, and we answer your questions from the past few months! Oh... and Sauna... and SVB discussion!


349: Packaged with external location or unpackaged

March 13, 2023

We figured our how to run a windows exe on windows with .net maui!


348: ChatGPT Comes to the Command Line

March 06, 2023

Frank builds a command line interface for ChatGTP with .NET!


347: Converting Star Wars Dark Forces 3DO Files with .NET MAUI

February 27, 2023

Franks heads back to create apps for games from the 1990s with .NET MAUI.


346: Calling .NET Libraries from Rust with Native AOT

February 20, 2023

Native AOT can be used for more than just making super fast apps... you can compile your libraries down to C and use them anywhere!


345: Backwards Compatible .NET

February 13, 2023

We talk about .NET Standard, XamarinLegacyCompat, Android Support, and all sorts of forward/backwards compatibility.


344: Exploring CoreData and CloudKit

February 06, 2023

Frank journeys into Swift with a little CoreData and CloudKit.


343: A Mac Mini To Rule Them All!

January 30, 2023

We celebrate iCircuit Pro, Frank's long await update to iCircuit with a subscription! Then we break down the latest Apple hardware event with new Mac Book Pro models, Mac Minis, and oh... the HomePod?


341: Frank Masters In-App Subscriptions

January 16, 2023

Finally Frank goes all in on in-app purchases in his apps and talks about how he went about implementing subscriptions in iCircuit.


340: CES, IoT, Security, & Roasting Coffee

January 09, 2023

It is time for lightning topics from YOU! We cover some of the latest happenings at CES including some new IoT things, some IoT security, and a bit of coffee roasting 🙂


339: Building a DIY Smart Thermostat with .NET

January 02, 2023

After a quick recap of our top "things" from 2022, we discuss Frank's holiday hack, a DIT smart thermostat powered by .NET and ML.NET!


338: Android Publishing Complexities

December 26, 2022

Frank drives into all of the complexities with android publishing including API targeting, AndroidX, and so much more.


337: Drawing Lines on Maps

December 19, 2022

James gets into maps and drawing all sorts of points and lines. We discuss.


335: All in on Codespaces

December 05, 2022

We explore the world of GitHub Codespaces and all the joy that it can bring to development.


334: 7 Awesome New Features in .NET 7

November 28, 2022

.NET 7 is a major update to the .NET platform and it comes packed with some awesome new features! In this podcast, we'll take a look at some of the most important new features in .NET 7 and what you n


333: How to REALLY ship apps

November 21, 2022

Signing, provisioning, certificates, oh my! We break down what you need to know on how to really ship apps to the app store.


332: .NET Conf 2022 Recap - All Things .NET 7

November 14, 2022

Finally .NET Conf is here with all the latest news and information! We break down all the .NET 7 new and our favorite sessions from the conference.


331: .NET 7 is here! C# 11, Performance, and more!

November 07, 2022

.NET 7 is just about here and .NET Conf is tomorrow (November 8-10). There have been tons of great blogs announcing new features and performance gains. Let's discuss.


330: Twitter, Metaverse, USB-C, App Store Ads... OH MY!

October 31, 2022

It is that time of the podcast where we do lighting topics! This time we are covering upgrading iPhone, Twitter takeover, the next social/metaverse platform, USB-C standards, and Apple's Ads on the Ap


329: Is iPadOS Ready for Stage Manager?

October 24, 2022

iPadOS 16 is here and with it are a bunch of new fancy iPads that Apple just released. We break down the latest Apple event and products and give a hands on review of Stage Manager.


328: Microsoft Surface Event 2022 Recap

October 17, 2022

We break down all of the latest goodies that Microsoft has from the latest Surface event including all of the new hardware, accessories, and software. Oh, and ARM on Windows is here in the main line S


327: Worst Upgrade Process Ever

October 10, 2022

Frank has one heck of a journey trying to setup his new iPhone 14 Pro. From iCloud backups to eSim transfer.... it was an exciting adventure. How did it end and what is his overall review of the new p


326: Frank Contemplates In-App Subscriptions

October 03, 2022

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325: Managing & Maintaining .NET Libraries (.NET 7 RC Is Here!)

September 26, 2022

As cross-platform developers we build all sorts of libraries that need to target multiple frameworks. How do we do it? What do we need to do with .NET 6 and .NET 7!?!?! We discuss.


324: Revisiting GitHub Copilot

September 19, 2022

It has been several months since we last talked about GitHub Copilot, the automated AI coding friend inside of Visual Studio & Visual Studio Code. Let's revisit and give our hands on thoughts of what


323: Let's Get Ultra Dynamic on an Island

September 12, 2022

It's time to break down the latest Apple new with the latest iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.


322: Making Money with Subscriptions

September 05, 2022

Follow UsFrank: Twitter, Blog, GitHubJames: Twitter, Blog, GitHubMerge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on DiscordMusic : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Review Us Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflic


321: ML In The Browser - transformers-js

August 29, 2022

Frank figured out a way of hosting and performing full machine learning in the browser with no servers!


320: All the .NETs

August 22, 2022

Follow UsFrank: Twitter, Blog, GitHubJames: Twitter, Blog, GitHubMerge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on DiscordMusic : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface Review Us Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflic


319: ML Cuneiform Translations

August 15, 2022

Frank decides to create an ML model to translate Akkadian and Sumerian!


318: Fixing Performance Issues

August 08, 2022

We diagnosed and fixed performance problems in the wild and we break down how we did it and what you need to know.


317: Performance Benchmarking Code

August 01, 2022

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 ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflic


316: Hosting Websites & Web Apps for Free

July 25, 2022

After a quick update on Frank's drone, we dive into the world of static web apps, websites, and pages that are completely free to host on different platforms.


314: Pixy Review - Snap's Mini Drone

July 11, 2022

Our brand new Pixy drone by Snap is here and we break down every positive and negative of this adorable little drone.


313: Stop Using Junk In Your Apps

July 04, 2022

It is a random topic week because we don't know what to talk about in-depth, so we chat up iOS 16 Beta, C# partial methods, scoped keyword, and running python inside of C# on an iPhone with IronPython


312: dotnet workload

June 27, 2022

This week try to demystify the new workload system in .NET! .NET MAUI, Blazor WASM, Source Control, Continuous Integration, and more!


311: Goodbye Passwords, Hello Passkeys

June 20, 2022

We break down the big announcement from WWDC that is going to eliminate passwords forever!! Or will it?