Welcome to the sixteenth Community Convergence. This column comes out about once a week and is designed to help keep you informed about the status of the C# development team.
As you probably all know by now, the December Orcas CTP has become the January CTP. We are sorry for the delay and expect that this technology preview should be out very soon!
I've put together a little post to help LINQ developers get started with the CTP. I've tried to document the issues I've encountered when porting my code from the May LINQ CTP to recent builds of Orcas.
Hot Articles and Blogs from the C# Team
We have lots of new posts by members of the C# team. Both Mike Hopcroft and Wes Dyer have been typing away furiously. If you are interested in LINQ, don't miss any of Wes' new blogs. He is a developer on the C# compiler team who works daily on LINQ issues. He knows the subject very well, and is providing us with a wealth of excellent material.
- Mike Hopcroft on Building a Traffic Signal with Christmas Lights
- Mike Hopcroft on Explicit and Implicit Interface Definitions
- Wes Dyer on Reading and Writing Queries
- Wes Dyer on A model for Query Interpretation
- Wes Dyer on Types of Confusion
- Wes Dyer on Comprehending Comprehensions
- Wes Dyer on Transparent Identifiers
- Wes Dyer on Thus Quoth the Humble Programmer
- Charlie Calvert on Writing LINQ Query Expressions for the Set Operators
- Charlie Calvert on Installing Visual Studio 2005 SP1 and the May LINQ CTP
- Charlie Calvert on Syntax Changes for LINQ in the January CTP
Hot Articles and Blogs on C#
- Scott Guthrie on HTML Source Editing Improvements in VS 2005 SP1
- Scott Mitchell on creating a Blackjack game in C#
- Scott Lysle on Displaying File Version Information
- Raymond Lewallen on Covariance and Contravariance
- Benjamin Nitschke on Rocket Commander XNA (Full Source Included)