While most enterprise applications are object-oriented, the data upon which they depend is not. Today, binding these two platforms together results in a significant amount of lost productivity as well as a less than optimal solution.
Come and take a detailed look at the “LINQ Project “ to see what Microsoft is doing to help bridge the mismatch between OO and data. As we examine the following areas:
• How LINQ manifests a move from an imperative to a declarative style of programming.
• Adding language and framework extensions to provide a single, unified approach to querying data.
• Examples of querying data from multiple data domains: In-memory, database, ADO.NET constructs and XML documents.
• A look at Microsoft upcoming Entity Framework.
• How LINQ fits into a multi-tiered application.
Be prepared for a solid overview with lots of code examples.
Rob has provided both his PowerPoint slides and his demo in this one file: LINQ.zip