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.NET LINQ from Scratch

As software developers, we spend a lot of time extracting and displaying data from many different data sources. Whether it’s a XML webservice of some sort, or a full featured relational database, we have been forced to learn different methods of data access. Wouldn’t it be great if the method of access was the same for all data sources? Well, we are in luck because, as of the release of C# 3.0 and the .NET 3.5 Framework, LINQ has come to change the game forever.

Tutorial Details

  • Introduction to LINQ syntax
  • Projections using LINQ
  • Refining data
  • Standard operators

Current Data Access Overview

On the .NET platform we have been and still are utilizing ADO.NET
for accessing different data sources. The open source community has also provided
the developers with a number of alternatives.

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Welcome to the 48th Community Convergence. The C# team continues to work hard to get out the next version of C#, and to add improvements to the Visual Studio 2010 IDE. Working long, fruitful hours on these rainy Washington State January days and nights, the engineers on our team are doing a great job putting together a set of features that will improve both C#, and the experience C# developers have in the Visual Studio IDE. They are also working to lay the foundation for some big improvements which you will see only after the next version of C# ships.

To keep up with the team’s plans, you should:

  1. Continue to follow LINQ
  2. Learn about the Dynamic Features planned for Visual Studio 2010
  3. Learn about the Code Focused IDE features planned for Visual Studio 2010

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 bookcover[1] There has been a lot of excitement in the community about the new ASP.NET MVC framework that is about to ship (literally any day now – announcement coming soon).  As with anything new, people are also asking for more tutorials/samples/documentation that cover how to get started and build applications with it. (more…)

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 Two weeks ago we held our MIX conference in Las Vegas.  MIX is my favorite conference of the year – since it nicely integrates development and design topics together in a single event, and is usually accompanied by some pretty cool product announcements. (more…)

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There has been a lot of excitement in the community about the new ASP.NET MVC framework that is about to ship (literally any day now – announcement coming soon).  As with anything new, people are also asking for more tutorials/samples/documentation that cover how to get started and build applications with it.

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