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An Interview with Jason DiBianco of Linq 4 Javascript

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 30, 2014

There are a few attempts at building a LINQ implementations for JavaScript. Today we choose to present Linq 4 Javascript by Jason DiBianco because it is based on lazy evaluation, an important design concept for LINQ. The fact that it includes TypeScript bindings is also a nice touch.

dotPeek 1.1 Adds Support for Decompilation, Improved Navigation, Bookmarks

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 12, 2013 3

The recently released dotPeek 1.1 provides support for decompilation, improved navigation, boomarks, async methods, lambda and LINQ expressions in addition to numbered bookmarks.

CLR Memory Diagnostics Enables you to Automate Inspection Tasks

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jun 10, 2013

The recently relesed Microsoft.Diagnostics.Runtime or CLR Memory Diagnostics (ClrMD) component enables you to automate inspection tasks and access debugging information using set of advanced APIs.

NuoDB 1.1 Targets .NET Developers

by Abel Avram on  May 29, 2013 2

NuoDB 1.1 includes a ADO.NET driver, LINQ and EF providers, support for Windows 64-bit and Azure, performance improvements.

LINQ Insight 2.0 Released with RavenDB

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 01, 2013

LINQ Insight 2.0 has been released with support for RavenDB, List, array parameters and includes several performance improvements.

SvcPerf - Trace Analysis Tool for WCF Released

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 25, 2013 1

Microsoft recently released SvcPerf which is an end to end ETW based trace viewer for manifest based traces.

Entity Framework 6 Alpha 2 with Custom Code First Conventions

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 13, 2012

Microsoft recently announced the release of Entity Framework Alpha 2 with custom code first conventions and several other performance enhancements.

F# Type Providers – Why And How

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Sep 25, 2012

Microsoft Research has published a white paper explaining how Type Providers makes F# useful for accessing and processing “internet scale” information sources.

Using NDepend and LINQ to Examine Code

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 12, 2012

NDepend has released a new version of their flagship static code analysis product. NDepend 4 introductes Code Query LINQ, NDepend.API, and VS 2012 support.

LINQ for F#

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 07, 2012 1

F# 3.0, included in the Visual Studio 11 beta, gains the ability to use LINQ expressions. Other features include support for Portable Libraries and auto-implemented properties.

Microsoft Reports Significant Performance Improvements in Entity Framework 5

by Jenni Konrad on  Feb 16, 2012

Microsoft has announced that the upcoming Entity Framework 5 could potentially improve performance up to 67 percent. Developers using EF 4.0 should also see performance improvements just by upgrading to .NET Framework 4.5.

Spatial Data Introduced to Entity Framework

by Jenni Konrad on  Oct 06, 2011

One of the new additions in the Entity Framework June CTP is official support for Spatial data types, which allow developers to represent data using a system of coordinates, such as shapes, lines, or points on a map.

Interactive Extensions for LINQ to Objects

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 28, 2011 3

Interactive Extensions (Ix) is a set of additional LINQ to Objects query operators based on the work done in the Reactive Extensions. A quick look through the API reveals a set of IEnumerable extension methods under the System.Linq namespace. While most developers already have many of these in their own utility libraries, having a standard implementation for these missing features would be useful.

Rx 1.0 Solves the Problem of Asynchronous Data Access

by Abel Avram on  Jun 30, 2011

Microsoft has released version 1.0 of their Reactive Extensions (Rx) library after two years in incubation. Rx combines event-driven UI with LINQ, concurrency and asynchronous calls.

LINQ to Objects Projects: EduLINQ, MoreLINQ, and LINQBridge

by Abel Avram on  Mar 10, 2011

EduLINQ is an attempt to explain how LINQ to Objects operators work. MoreLINQ is a set of LINQ to Objects operators extending the standard ones. LINQBridge is a port of LINQ to Objects to .NET Framework 2.0.