For the past year and a half I've been using ScreenToaster to record a lot of the demos/how-tos that I post on this blog.
I find it easier to just show people how to do something rather than write it down as a set of instructions with screenshots - that's mostly because I'm lazy that way - but based on the feedback I got on those entries, people liked this format.
I was quite sad to hear that screentoaster is going out of business at the end of this month and will be taking their site down. This also posed a problem for me, as it would have rendered about 20 blog entries on my site useless. There was no easy way to get the videos I recorded as files that I could host in another place; so I ended up simply doing a screen capture of the videos while they played. And then I decided that a good place to host them would be youtube (assuming these guys won't be going out of business in the next 5 years).
So I'm proud to announce my new channel for JDeveloper/ADF sample videos on youtube: http://youtube.com/user/shayjdev
You can subscribe to the channel to get updates when I post new videos - or you can just continue reading this blog and the videos will be embedded into the posts.
The quality of the videos is not as good as what screentoaster gave - but if you turn the HD option on for the videos it comes quite close.
I already updated a lot of my old blog entries with the new video locations,
and am hoping to complete the updates by the end of the week.
See you online...