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.
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