Monthly Archives: November 2006

Is Linq to SQL here to stay?

A couple of days ago the October 2006 CTP of Visual Studio Orcas appeared. Loads of people blogged about it appearing, but I get the impression not a lot of people actually played with it. In the meantime Pablo Castro … Continue reading

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Sneak peak at Linq from C# 3.0 perspective

You might be wondering where all this C# 3.0 is going. Especially when reading the previous post on Lambda expressions. Let me give you a sneak preview of how Linq needs most of what’s in C# 3.0. Linq uses lambda expressions … Continue reading

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C# 3.0 for mere mortals, part 5: Lambda expressions

Time to continue with the longest running series on C# 3.0. Lambda expressions originated from lambda calculus and found its way into functional languages such as Lisp and Haskel. Lambda calculus is all about calculations with functions. Functional programming on … Continue reading

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Don’t overuse var keyword

Most of the Linq demos that are around show sample query expressions like this (the demos shown are largely from the 101 samples included with the May 2006 CTP): int[] numbers = { 5, 4, 1, 3, 9, 8, 6, … Continue reading

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