Small Project evaluate options and setting up prototypes / 3 examples.
a) Web Service Client C++ (VS 2010) to call a webservice running under Win7 and (if possible) under XP
b1) Web Service ASP / VB.net
b2) Web Service Tomcat / Java
returning data from a table.
Webserice call: send FIeld name and table t1 (fields: trnr)
Webservice: reading SQL DB (say MS SQL or Postgres) table t2 (K: name , trnr, F: value)
and return table t3 (fields trnr, value) and Field (return = "OK" if a vlaue was found in t2).
Evaluate best technique for C++ client (VS2010!, License type)
Compare Java / VB.net approach
Coding for C++ VS2010 for the client
Coding for .net / Java ready to deploy the prototype / example on IIS / tomcat
This is (as you can see) a starting point, more projects may come.
PS: The DB part is not relevant - it could be any DB called by ODBC / JDBC.