It has been a long time since I posted my last entry. Sorry about that. I still don’t have time for long posts but I thought I could at least provide some pointers to resources, samples, tools and such.
Here is a new book that is published recently:
by Charlie Calvert and Dinesh Kulkarni
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Pub Date: March 12, 2009
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-56416-2
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-56416-0
Web ISBN-10: 0-321-60475-X
Web ISBN-13: 978-0-321-60475-0
I haven’t read this book myself and learned about it today just by accident while testing a Linq sample delivered by Microsoft:)
Be sure to check samples in LinqPad and if you have Visual Studio 2008 check the samples delivered with VS located at:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Samples\1033\CSharpSamples\LinqSamples
Samples do not exist in Express version as far as I know but you could get the online version which is updated and maybe more recent then the one you have from:
Some more Linq flavors (not released yet – alpha,beta):
- Parallel Linq
- Linq to SharePoint
- Linq to Active Directory
And finally I want to include a short reply to a question asked by a friend:
Question: Is Linq about querying data or can we use it to update the data too?
Answer: As I remember I told this before, Linq might be a misnomer and it is also used for updating the data where applicable. How we do it depends on which flavor we are using, but the key point is that while doing that we use an "object oriented" approach.