Welcome to the 27th Community Convergence. I use this column to keep you informed of events in the C# community, and of articles or posts in the C# world that are worth of mention.
C# Team LINQ to SQL Chat on May 21
There will be a C# LINQ to SQL Chat on May 21 between 11 and noon Pacific time. LINQ to SQL provides fully type-checked native C# support for querying databases. Time zones details for the chat are here, a link for your calendar is here, and you can enter the chat room here.
LINQ to X
The LINQ arena is heating up with a number of new LINQ providers available. If you have explored LINQ at all, then you probably know about LINQ to SQL, LINQ to Objects and LINQ to XML. But LINQ is extensible, and developers have created a number of other LINQ providers. Here is a sample of what's available:
- LINQ to Amazon
- LINQ to Google
- LINQ to Flickr
- LINQ to LDAP:
- LINQ to Sharepoint
- LINQ to NHibernate
- LINQ to WMI
- LINQ to DOM
- LINQ to Web
If you know of other LINQ to X development projects that I should mention, please write me or reply to this post.
What's New in the C# Community
- Mads on recursive lambda expressions
- Eric Lippert on Human Sacrifice and Thread Model Errors.
- Anson Horton The Evolution of LINQ and its Impact on the Design of C#
- Sree on Extension Methods and Curried Delegates
- Sree on Extension Method Binding and Error Reports
- Sree on Extension Methods in C#
- Mitsu on anonymous methods.
- Matt Warren on the linkage between writing words and writing code.
- Scott Guthrie on Silverlight
- A C# Expression Evaluator
- Don Box on WPF and XAML
- James Clark on Schema Languages
- Visual Studio Orcas Beta 1
- The May 2007 CTP version for Karvonite is now available for download at http://www.karvonite.com.