Arun Stephens

LINQ to Entities – my first steps

I have had little bit of experience with LINQ to SQL, but recently read that Microsoft is instead concentrating on LINQ to Entities. I have just started a new project, so thought decided to use LINQ to Entities instead. And I ran into a problem. I haven’t managed to find a solution to it yet, so I figured that I would write about it here and hopefully, once I have figured out what I was doing wrong, it might be able to help someone else out. Read more →

I like LINQ

LINQ stands for Language Integrated Query, a new feature of the .NET Framework 3.5. And it’s cool. I have used LINQ to SQL on the My Flatmates Facebook application, and it made things a lot quicker. LINQ to SQL creates classes out of your database tables. Then you can use LINQ statements to create instances of the classes from your data. I think that Ruby is similar in that you work directly against the database. Read more →