My main project at the moment is a prototype, for a low-budget merchant web site.
It goes like this:
Web Client -> Apache on Linux -> Web Services on Windows Server -> Oracle DB on Solaris
For the XBAP enabled clients (XP/Vista), the core part of the site is in xaml with a 3D effects when relevant.
The main benefits:
- very low maintenance costs for the customer thanks to the gazillions of companies with competencies in Apache/Linux/Php... (and soon xaml probably),
- appealing site (thanks to XBAP),
- business open to external partners without technical interface nigthmares (thanks to the WCF webservices),
- core database properly secured.
In addition, the XBAP part is funny to do...
Oh, did I mention that includes a picture database?
If the project is greenlighted, the picture codec will be ported on a processor which you might have heard of, the G80...