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Better then a 1000 words of introduction is a crisp clear (deploymen)architecture picture. This to show us potential components interoperating at work. It would help architects and developers to position the system right and get correct expecations. OpenSource? We just wonder how open and if there are any goodies for our heterogeneous world. Lets say we have an axis2 web service engine from apache, is there anything useable for us client side? We are by far not on the green homogeneous field and world. We are in a heterogeneous complex world and interoperability among the various key-players, MS beeing one of it, interoperability is our major concern and work. So (deployment(architecture) would help to identify potential useable components maybe one day for a server but next day for a client only with a good protocoll to isolate them from each other.
Well I don't care so much for Open Source.
Barely anyone yapping we need OpenSource, is actually looking at the source code and those who do are a minority and
make a living doing it anyways.
What I do care about is that it is not soo easy using other webstandards.
I tried WebMatrix when it first came out, before they were hyping it again,(I think over 1/2 a year ago).
I really liked it, easy deployment, less updating the server, you can concentrate on the defelopment.
I was amazed to hear about MS making some adjustments to HTML too, thought it to be neat.
MS is cranking out tons of "their adjustments" all the time, some are good some just never get accepted.
Only time will tell.
What I would love to see is an EASY way to integrate other webstandards into this IDE and it's supporting components.
That was the reason I went back to my former setup.
I have neither time nor patience to find out how I can make PHP/Ruby or other NonMS stuff work on the ISSExpress version shipped with WebMatrix.
Later on I found the solution in a blog,but by then it was too late.