Many many LINQ Providers

When LINQ shipped, it included a provider model, to encourage people to make other systems and data stores accessible from the coolness-that-is-LINQ.  Back in February, Charlie Calvert published a  long list of LINQ providers.  In July, Robert Shelton later reblogged it.  Charlie also has a list of LINQ Links.  Nice to see.  By my count there are…

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ASP.NET Membership Providers

ASP.NET 2.0 includes membership services, which is a built-in mechanism for validating and storing user credentials, as well as storing and managing user profile information.  ASP.NET Membership uses a service provider model to allow “any backing store” to act as the membership data store.  Built-in to ASP.NET 2.0, Microsoft ships a SQL Server provider, as…

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