posted on Sunday, May 21, 2006 2:15 PM
LINQ starting to take shape
After false starts of ObjectSpaces and non-existent O/R mapping tools from Microsoft, the LINQ family of technologies, which should be part of C# 3, are starting to take shape.
Firstly Scott Guthrie has a post on Using LINQ with ASP.NET where he explains some basic concepts with examples and how easy of grouping is:
Also Matt explains how to turn IEumerable into IQueryable:
It does seem like it is a good move to narrow the gap between data and coding, but would all this be quite so neccessary if Microsoft had more object persistance support in Sql Server and I don't mean what we have from Sql Server 2005? Whilst on the latest version, Brian Otto gives some good figures on the relevant performance differences in CPU/Disk IO when using Xml queries over normal columns