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  • IQueryable’s Deep Dark Secret

    I love the IQueryable interface, but it’s got a dark checkered past that most of you might not know about.  IQueryable is a great way to expose your API or domain model for querying or provide a specialized query processor that can be used directly by LINQ.  It defines the pattern for you to gather-up a user’s query and present it to ...
    Posted to LINQ in Action roller (Weblog) by Anonymous on June 1, 2007
  • The Origin of LINQ to SQL

    LINQ to SQL, possibly Microsoft’s first OR/M to actually ship in ten years of trying, was never even supposed to exist.  It started out as a humble Visual Studio project on my desktop machine way back in the fall of 2003, long before anyone heard about it, long before anyone even guessed what would come next, except for the readers of this ...
    Posted to LINQ in Action roller (Weblog) by Anonymous on May 31, 2007
  • Beyond the Query

    I have been working a long time to bring queries into a modern programming language. Seven years ago I looked beyond ORM and saw the next horizon, a new world where boundaries between data are blurred and popular paradigms from different disciplines combine. Many have tried to convince me that it is simply a mirage, and maybe in some respects it ...
    Posted to LINQ in Action roller (Weblog) by Anonymous on April 19, 2006
  • YODA the Programming Language

    Now that LINQ is out the door, so to speak, I can start focusing my efforts on the next next technology here at Microsoft. Ever since I joined up with the C# team nearly two years ago I’ve been frustrated by my inability to wax poetic about all the goodness we were working on. I was sworn to secrecy. Mum was the word. Perhaps if you were paying ...
    Posted to LINQ in Action roller (Weblog) by Anonymous on October 9, 2005
  • What the World is saying about LINQ

    “LINQ is totally awesome. It’s like this thing that you use to condense your entire application into one line of demo code. Sweet!” - Stanley Morgan   “LINQ is divine but DLINQ is a delinquent. It gives programmers too much power and makes programming against data way too easy. Is nothing sacred anymore?” – Ned Flanders   “Lambdas ...
    Posted to LINQ in Action roller (Weblog) by Anonymous on September 21, 2005