Welcome to the XXVIII Community Convergence. In these posts I try to wrap up events that have occurred recently in the C# community so that you can be sure to keep up with the latest news.
The What's New in C# section contains the most amazing collection of blog posts I have ever been able to put together for one Community Convergence. Look below at the stellar entries from Eric Lippert, Matt Warren, Jomo Fisher, Luke Hoban, and others. Don't miss Luca's highly rated LINQ presentation at Tech Ed and Luke's Channel 9 video.
Dinesh Kulkarni, Anders Hejlsberg, Luca Bolognese, Kit George and others worked on a LINQ to SQL paper that gets mentioned from time to time. However, it can never be mentioned too often, as it is one of the key documents on LINQ. You can find it here: LINQ to SQL: .NET Language Integrated Query for Relational Data. Another canonical paper that is worth mentioning was just recently finalized. It's been a long road, but the ISO version of the C# 2.0 (Whidbey) language spec has been published, and is available for download.
What's New in C#
- Dinesh Kulkarni is the C# PM in charge of LINQ to SQL. He has recently revved up his blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/dinesh.kulkarni/. Here are a few of his recent posts:
- Sreekar Choudhary is an SDE on the C# Team. This is his second post.
- Browsing Eric Lippert's blog for the first time is a bit like finding a first class book on C#. Fortunately for us, he has many wonderful new posts to browse:
- Matt Warren is one of the top developers on the C# Team
- Jomo Fisher is C# developer on the LINQ to SQL team. Any technical posts he produce are mandatory reading in my book. He has three new posts for us:
- Luca Bolognese is C# Lead PM
- Luke Hoban is the PM on the Compiler Team
- Wes Dyer
- I have a few new posts:
- How to be random with LINQ to Objects
- LINQ to the Semantic Web Additional information here and also on Hooked on LINQ.
- LINQ to Expressions
- LINQ to Bits
- Work at Microsoft: http://blogs.msdn.com/jobsblog/archive/2007/06/12/my-new-gig-as-a-sourcer.aspx
Community Web Sites and Downloads
- Hooked on LINQ
- Dan Fernandez on Beginning C#