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  • LINQ to Objects Projects: EduLINQ, MoreLINQ, and LINQBridge

    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.

  • LINQ to Z3, The World’s Fasted Theorem Prover

    Microsoft Research claims that Z3 is the world’s fastest theorem prover. Z3 is designed to be a low-level tool for other applications, it is not meant to stand-alone. With its host of theorem provers, it is used by numerous projects including Spec#/Boogie, Pex, Yogi, Vigilante, SLAM, F7, SAGE, VS3, FORMULA, and HAVOC. With Bart De Smet’s LINQ to Z3, using this tool becomes embarrassingly easy.

  • Microsoft Answers “Top 10 Questions on Data”

    Microsoft has answered what they call “Top Ten Questions on Data”, explaining what has happened or it is going to happen to Oslo, ADO.NET Data Services, WCF, LINQ to SQL, T-SQL and other technologies.

  • LLBLGen Pro 3.0 Now Supports Multiple Persistence Frameworks

    LLBLGen Pro is an ORM tool which supports multiple persistence frameworks: LLBLGen Pro Runtime, Entity Framework, NHibernate and LINQ to SQL. Other new features are: support for .NET 4.0, model-first or database-first development mode, model view, project validation.

  • LINQ on GPU with Brahma

    Brahma is an open source C# library that provides support for parallel computations running on a variety of processors. Currently, Brahma has a GPU provider but its modular structure allows using different providers for other types of processors. One C# method can contain both statements running on CPU and GPU without additional glue code.

  • Patterns and Samples for .NET Parallel Extensions

    Even though Microsoft has been working on .NET’s Parallel Extensions since 2007, there are still many features that they didn’t have time to fully implement for .NET 4.0. Some features were “too application-specific to be included in the core of the Framework” while others simply needed for testing and user feedback. So instead they are being released as a set of patterns and samples.

  • ORM Profiling Tools for the .NET Platform

    Sadly the terms “ORM” and “performance problems” often travel together. By hiding the underlying SQL from the developers, ORMs can offer a huge productivity boost. Unfortunately they also make it easy to generate ridiculously bad queries without realizing it. And without stored procedures to cross reference, finding the offending code without an ORM-specific profiler can be quite tricky.

  • NHibernate LINQ Provider Released

    NHibernate Linq 1.0 has been released. Based on the stable provider from NHibernate Contrib, NHibernate Linq 1.0 is a LINQ provider that supports most operations available through the NHibernate criteria query API.

  • LINQ to XSD Released on CodePlex

    LINQ to XSD is the long awaited follow-up to LINQ to XML. Its primary purpose is to produce LINQ-compatible object models from XSD files, giving developers some measure of static type checking while accessing XML data.

  • LINQ to SQL Changes in .NET 4.0

    Damien Guard of Microsoft’s Data Programmability has posted a rather long list of the changes to LINQ to SQL. While they are still committed to Entity Framework over the long run, this will do much to alleviate the fear LINQ to SQL will be completely neglected in the mean time.

  • What Is .NET 4.0 Beta 1 Going to Bring to PLINQ?

    Ed Essey, a Program Manager on the Microsoft Parallel Computing team, wrote on the latest enhancements to PLINQ that are to appear in .NET 4.0 Beta 1 that is to be released soon. Some of them are: “With” Operators Pattern, Execution Mode, Cancellation, Refactoring, Performance Improvements.

  • LINQ-to-Twitter, Another LINQ Provider

    Mehfuz Hossain, a Microsoft MVP, has created a LINQ-to-Twitter provider. This is yet another example demonstrating that LINQ is not a framework to access just data in a database but it can be used with all sorts of objects, including tweets.

  • Interview: Erik Meijer on LINQ

    In this interview made during QCon SF 2008, Erik Meijer talks about less known LINQ features, like the ability to do meta programming or the fact that LINQ works against any data collection that implements the sequence operators. Meijer also talks about the differences between functional languages and objectual ones, asynchronous computation, and the evolution of languages.

  • JSINQ, a JavaScript Implementation of LINQ

    JSINQ stands for JavaScript INtegrated Query, a beta project implementing LINQ to Objects in JavaScript and recently released on CodePlex by Kai Jäger. JSINQ contains two modules, Enumerable and Query implementing System.Linq.Enumerable and System.Linq.Queryable respectively, allowing one to enumerate over arrays, DOM node lists or other objects.

  • Master LINQ with LINQPad

    LINQPad is a free standalone LINQ interpreter and code snippet IDE. In addition to being a great LINQ learning tool, LINQPad also provides interactive querying of SQL databases using LINQ expressions in C# or VB.NET, allowing developers to use LINQ expertise to perform ad-hoc database queries.

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