PUBLIC SECTOR WEBCAST: Introduction to LINQ + LINQ to SQL


When

April 24th 2:00P-3:30P EST (11:00A-12:30P PST)

Where

Register at this link:

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032334430&Culture=en-US

Note: Audio will be via the Internet.  Your machine will need a speaker.

Abstract

Modern applications operate on data in several different forms: Relational tables, XML documents, and in-memory objects. Each of these domains can have profound differences in semantics, data types, and capabilities, and much of the complexity in today’s applications is the result of these mis-matches. In this talk, we will explain how the Orcas release of Visual Studio aims to unify the programming models through LINQ capabilities in C#, a strongly typed data access framework, and an innovative Application Programming Interface (API) for manipulating and querying XML.


Database-centric applications have traditionally had to rely on two distinct programming languages: one for the database and one for the application. In the second part of this talk we will introduce LINQ to SQL, a component of the LINQ project designed to help integrate relational data and queries with C# and Visual Basic. LINQ to SQL enables developers to express queries and updates in terms of their local programming language without sacrificing the server-side execution model of today’s high-performance SQL-based approaches. Using these advances, database queries that previously were stored as opaque strings now benefit from static type checking, CLR metadata, design-time type inference, and of course IntelliSense. LINQ to SQL also supports a rich update capability that lets you save changes to an object graph back to the database using optimistic concurrency or transactions.

 

Who Should Attend

Architects and Developers.

-Marc

Comments (5)

  1. WynApse says:

    PUBLIC SECTOR WEBCAST: Introduction to LINQ LINQ to SQL

  2. I’ll have to admit that this is a bit of an ambitious webcast. In 1.5 hours, I plan on covering LINQ

  3. Thanks to everyone who attended! I would love to get feedback regarding whether I tried to cram too much

  4. It did feel like you tried to cram too much into the webcast. I think you can break it up into two webcasts:

    1) LINQ to Object and XML

    2) LINK to SQL

    I know that I would enjoy more detail on all the SQL capabilities.  All in all, it was a great presentation and I can’t wait to incorporate LINQ into future development.

  5. SRI says:

    Are there any online tutorials (Labs.)