Geek Speak on LINQ to SQL December 5th
Despite some technical difficulties on my end, Lynn Langit and Mike Benkovich, from the MSDN team co-hosted my appearance on an excellent web cast today. We gave a good introduction into the basics of LINQ to SQL. This feature of Visual Studio 2008 and the new .NET Framework 3.5 provides and elegant way for us to retrieve data and hydrate usable objects from the database. Here are some links you can look at now. Look for another post in a day or so for where you can go to download the web cast and the VB.Net code samples you don’t get to see.
Scott Guthrie: LINQ to SQL (Part 9 - Using a Custom LINQ Expression with the <asp:LinqDatasource> control) [Contains index to parts 1 thru 8]
BASIC INSTINCTS - Lambda Expressions
LINQ Videos on ASP.NET
VS 2008 Samples Page
VS 2008 Training Kit on Download Page
We’re pointing to Scott’s most recent article in an outstanding series because it also has the table of links to the preceding eight parts. The training kit mentioned above is an outstanding resource and a “must download” for everybody moving into Visual Studio 2008.
Merry Christmas and stay tuned for a link to the Geek Speak web cast “real soon now”.