Microsoft WPF vs. Adobe Apollo, part 329

Don’t miss the cool presentation app that Electric Rain showed me called “Standout.”

They chose Microsoft’s Windows Presentation Foundation to build their app on.

It’s really interesting to see who goes with one framework over another. I was talking with another developer last night at the Digg party who is a long-time Flash developer. He says he’s building something in WPF for introducing at Mix07 and tol me that WPF really surprised him in terms of the quality of experience that his team could build (he asked me to keep him confidential cause they want to stay in stealth mode until Mix07).

Are you a developer who has switched from Microsoft to Adobe or from Adobe to Microsoft because of either Apollo or WPF? I’d love to talk with you about why.

Anyway, here’s a short “Editor’s Choice” version so you can just get a quick 10-minute look. For a longer interview/demo, see

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How much video content is too much content?

This week I’ve put up tons of videos. I know there’s no way many of you are watching them all, but we’re living in a Google World. What’s that? It’s a world where there are billions of little buckets. The more buckets you put some content into the more traffic will come your way. So, I’m working my behind off trying to fill up as many of those little buckets (Google search terms) before I kick the bucket.

But, anyway, here’s what we put up this week. Don’t have time? My editor Rocky has picked the best stuff and done some “Editor’s Choice” videos that are nice and short and have just the highlights.

1. Electric Rain. Cool presentation app. Interview/Demo (59 minutes). Editor’s Choice (10 minutes).
2. MeeVee. Search for your favorite TV shows here. Interview (30 minutes). Demo (4 minutes).
3. Jaxtr. Integrate your cell phone into your blog or your MySpace. Interview/demo (30 minutes).
4. Control4. Home automation, save money on heating bills and more. Interview (19 minutes).
5. Domes for the World. Discussion of building low-cost homes in third-world countries. Interview (10 minutes).
6. Share2Me. Send videos and other things to your friends and family. Demo (11 minutes). Interview (11 minutes).
7. Brightroll. New video advertising network for video bloggers and other online video producers. Editor’s Choice (4 minutes). Demo (4 minutes). Interview (24 minutes).
8. PaperModels. Unique business that sells paper models that you print out and build at home. Interview (13 minutes).
9. Adobe Flash. Hear the latest from the Flash team about what’s new in Adobe’s CS3 Suite that shipped this week. Interview/demo (55 minutes).
10. Editor’s Choice from all Adobe Interviews (15 minutes).
11. Adobe Apollo. For developers, building Rich Internet Applications with Adobe’s new Apollo framework. Interview (43 minutes).
12. Adobe Dreamweaver. A look at the new stuff in this popular application for building Web sites. Interview/demo (34 minutes).
13. ClearContext. A great way to organize your email and prioritize it. Interview/demo (18 minutes).

That’s more than five hours of video. Whew. And that’s only on my channel. There’s a lot more stuff on PodTech’s home page as well. I especially like Jennifer Jones’ Marketing Voices.

I still have three weeks worth of videos already recorded, too. So, I’m planning out late May and June now. If you’ve asked to be on my show and haven’t heard back, sorry about that. I’m trying to get back to everyone but I’m getting totally bombarded with emails now that the show is rocking and rolling.