LINQPad - what a great little tool

I highly recommend downloading a free tool called LINQPad ( which execute LINQ queries and acts as a stripped down query analyser for your SQL Server databases.  I love the ability to view the real T-SQL generated for the LINQ query, or as the lambda expression. 

It's incredibly simple, requires no install (other than .NET 3.5).  It has that key attribute of good quality software; it deals with one simple task and executes it perfectly.

I also like the author's suggestion to use LINQPad instead of the standard SQL Server query analyser tools so that you start thinking in LINQ instead of thinking in SQL and converting it to LINQ.  Think I might give it a try ...

Print | posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:50 AM

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