Merge Conflict

Merge Conflict

Merge Conflict is a weekly discussion with Frank and James on all things development, technology, & more. After years of being friends, Frank and James finally decided to sit down and start a podcast about their lives as mobile developers using Xamarin. Much more than just another mobile development podcast, Merge Conflict, reaches all areas of development including desktop, server, and of course mobile. They also cover fun things happening in the world of technology and gaming and whatever else happens to be on Frank's and James' minds.... Show More

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October 20, 2019 43 min

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 themes? Where to start? We discuss. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, Read more

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October 13, 2019 45 min

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Read more

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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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Read more

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September 29, 2019 50 min

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Read more

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September 22, 2019 47 min

What are protocol buffers? Why do we care? How do we use them, and what the heck is gRPC?!?!? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Read more

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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! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, Read more

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September 8, 2019 49 min

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 phone in the US, what the experience is like, and if he can survive on just a few built in apps. Follow Us Frank: Twitter... Read more

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September 1, 2019 43 min

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! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, Read more

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August 25, 2019 38 min

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 hardware actually works! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, Read more

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August 18, 2019 37 min

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? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, ... Read more

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August 11, 2019 38 min

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Read more

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August 4, 2019 38 min

Let's enter the world of embedded hardware and how to program on them with CircuitPython! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Read more

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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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Read more

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July 21, 2019 38 min

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? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Read more

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July 14, 2019 40 min

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Read more

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July 7, 2019 38 min

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Read more

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June 30, 2019 53 min

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Read more

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June 23, 2019 56 min

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 and our applications going into this fall's iOS 13 update. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Read more

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June 16, 2019 39 min

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. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: ... Read more

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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! Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Read more

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