Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Telerik TV is live!

I have some very exciting news to share with you today. For months now, Telerik has been working on a "secret" project in partnership with Carl Franklin at Pwop Productions to develop a regular screencast show (a la DNR TV) that showcases the amazing applications built by Telerik's customers with the RadControls. A lot of people have been busy working on this project and we've already recorded a number of great episodes with some of Telerik's more innovative customers. This week we're happy to unveil the fruit of that work: Telerik TV.

Telerik TV is going to be a bi-weekly videocast (screencast, video show, whatever you want to call it) that shows-off your applications, your innovation, and (of course) your company. The only requirements are that your application is unique enough to be interesting to the viewers of Telerik TV and that it uses the RadControls (for ASP.NET or WinForms) to drive the UI. If you think your app meets those guidelines and you want to show it off in a future episode (and you don't mind talking about your app for an hour with Carl Franklin), submit it to tv[at]telerik.com

To get things kicked-off, Episode 1 of Telerik TV is featuring a product built by our great partners at Falafel Software. Lino Tadros, President, CEO, and all-around entertaining guy, takes the mic with Carl and shows you how ActiveFocus uses the RadControls to deliver a desktop-like experience via the browser. I've blogged about ActiveFocus in the past as an example of an application that really pushes the performance boundaries of the RadControls, so if you want a deeper look at how the RadControls can be maximized for performance, don't miss this episode. If you're just interested in test driving the latest release ActiveFocus, you can do that, too.

Now, I know you are bombarded with media from all directions as a developer, especially on the increasingly crowded podcast and videocast front, so I don't take it lightly to ask you to add another subscription to your media feeders. But if you use the RadControls (or are thinking about using the RadControls) and want to see the elusive "real world" examples of our controls in action, built by people completely outside of Telerik, subscribe to Telerik TV today! We'll only ask for 2 hours of your time every month and we promise to make it worth your while.

I hope you enjoy this new way to learn about Telerik's tools. We'll be eagerly listening to your feedback to help guide our future plans. In the mean time, we've got a few more exciting announcments to share as we get ready for TechEd 2008, so stay tuned for the fun!


Asit said...

I wonder what happens to websites that have nothing to sell or talk about. Just showcase the website to exhibit different RadControls used.

Todd Anglin said...

Yup! That's the idea. You don't have to have anything to sell. This project is focused on showcasing examples of the RadControls- having something to promote is just a side benefit for people that take the time to show-off.