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Behind LINQ - And Beyond
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| by Mads Torgersen on Nov 04, 2008 |

In this presentation from the JVM Languages Summit 2008, Mads Torgersen discusses LINQ, declarative programming and metaprogramming in C#, examples of LINQ syntax and usage, lazy evaluation of LINQ queries, extension methods, lambda expressions, LINQ-to-SQL, LINQ expressions and metaprogramming, expression trees, how the .Net Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) works, PLINQ, and the future of the DLR.

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A former computer science professor from Aarhus University, Mads joined the C# team at Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager. As a Microsoft Program Manager, Mads is responsible for the LINQ additions to C# shaping its future and the future of programming languages at Microsoft. Mads is a frequent speaker at many technical conferences including JAOO and has been highlighted on Channel 9.

The 2008 JVM Language Summit is an open technical collaboration among language designers, compiler writers, tool builders, runtime engineers, and VM architects. The talks inform the audience, in detail, about the state of the art of language design and implementation on the JVM, and the present and future capabilities of the JVM itself.