I have just published the very first screencast for the Simple Mvvm Toolkit. It shows you how to install the toolkit and use a Visual Studio project template to create a Silverlight MVVM app in just a few minutes. You’ll also learn how to use Visual Studio item templates installed by the toolkit, together with code snippets and xml snippets, to quickly build your own Models, Views and ViewModels.
I used the screen capture tool, Camtasia, to record the screencast, which allowed me to add zooming to the recording, as well as transitions and other effects. It also let me export the recording in mp4 format – I love to watch screencasts on my iPad – and upload it to screencast.com for live video streaming. Instead of storing the 50 MB video file on my personal web site, I decided to upload it to Amazon’s S3 storage service.