Merge Conflict

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



371: The Problem with Walled Gardens in Apps

August 14, 2023

There have been a lot of changes in the world of X/Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and even how our favorite apps work or don't work without logging in. We discuss this new world walled garden and also t


370: The Rise of LK-99

August 07, 2023

It is time for some lightning topics! We have all sorts of good ones including the new and maybe real LK-99 superconductor, a chat about MacCatalyst, should you use 3rd party libraries? What is on Fra


369: Scanning real world objects into ready-to-use 3D models with RealityKit

July 31, 2023

We are diving back into RealityKit which got some nice updates and potentially some visionOS optimizations as well as we start to scan real world objects and turn them into digital goods!


368: Building .NET MAUI User Interfaces in C#

July 24, 2023

James does some experiments with building .NET MAUI UI without any XAML at all and completely in C#! We discuss the pros, cons, and if James will continue his journey to C# only!


367: NativeAOT for iOS & .NET MAUI Lands in VS Code

July 17, 2023

.NET 8 is on the way and we have some great updates on C# 12, NativeAOT for .NET iOS apps, and oh.... .NET MAUI gets a VS Code extension!!! Tune in!


366: Developing for visionOS

July 10, 2023

Frank dives into building his first app with visionOS for the Apple Vision Pro headset and he walks through everything you need to know to get setup, interact with the simulator, and actually build an


365: Developing 3D Applications

July 03, 2023

We often get questions around building 3D apps and games and with visionOS getting it's first preview we thought it would be a great time to discuss in more detail for .NET developers.


364: What is an AI Developer?

June 26, 2023

AI is all around us and everyone is talking about it. As a developer, what do we actually need to know to start developing for and with AI? Are we data scientists? Are we prompt engineers? Or are we j


363: Getting Serious About Upgrades

June 19, 2023

Let's talk about all good things upgrades! Upgrading to the new Mac Book Air M2? Upgrading Xcode? Upgrading macOS? Upgrading Android Billing Libraries? Upgrading Internet? Upgrading GPUs?!?! We got yo


362: Developer Productivity - C# 12, Dev Tunnels, C# Dev Kit

June 12, 2023

It is follow up week on some topics we touched on earlier. We first break down our thoughts on C# 12's new Collection Literals, Apple Vision Pro + iCircuit, iOS 17, and some great developer productivi


361: WWDC 2023 Recap - Apple Vision Pro & Beyond

June 06, 2023

WWDC is here and we breakdown everything you need to know from the keynote and developer state of the union! From iOS 17, new watch features, iPadOS, and yes, the new Vision Pro! We got you covered.


Teaser: WWDC 2023 Predictions

June 04, 2023

We are days away from WWDC so instead of making you wait a week we have our predictions first and then will break down with a special episode after the event!


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

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


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.