LINQ as the Nuevo Rorschach Test


It’s been great seeing the (very positive) reactions to LINQ in the blogosphere.  What’s amusing to me is how LINQ is like a Rorschach test for data access. If you’re unfamiliar with the Rorschach test, it’s basically a psychological test where you’re asked to look at ink blots and respond with shapes you see. How does this relate to LINQ? Well, what’s interesting to me is how everyone that looks at LINQ reacts in terms of technology they use. For example, I’ve heard or seen people write how LINQ/DLinq/XLinq is based solely on:


·       SQL


·       Foxpro


·       Ruby-On-Rails


·       SQL/J


·       Fortran


·       Hibernate (and the multitude of ORM tools)


·       Haskell (and the multitude of functional programming languages)


·       XPath


·       XQuery


·       COmega


·       Delphi


 


It’s a great thing that when someone sees a LINQ query, it’s instantly obvious to them what it doesJ


 


Comments (5)

  1. Chris Nahr says:

    Okay, I can see the rest but… Fortran?! I wasn’t aware that LINQ includes complex numbers and matrix operations. 🙂

  2. Don’t ask me, I haven’t used Fortran.

  3. Here are three more I’ve heard/read:

    1) TopLink

    2) xBase

    3) Monad

  4. sanae says:

    it seems to me like a face of tigger with big eahr and bad look it’s very malicious and the position of it give the idea that’s it’s crowned or like somone who is very malicious and all people  are sceare of him no one can  stop him