Overview of LINQ Technology in Visual Studio 2008 (codename: Orcas)
|Virginia||Wed. July 25th
Microsoft Innovation and Technology Center
12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA 20190
|DC/MD||Thurs. July 26th
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20015
(Metro Red Line Stops below building)
Speaker: Marc Schweigert, Developer Evangelist
In the past we as programmers had to rely on two distinct programming models: One for the Database and another for the Application. LINQ or Language Integrated Query is one of the most important new features in the next version of .NET (ver. 3.5) and by extension Visual Studio 2008 (codename: Orcas). Think about it as “One Syntax” for many data structures. Instead of having to learn a different query syntax for multiple data structures (XML, Databases, Objects, etc.), you just learn one, LINQ.
With the similar syntax in LINQ you can query/transform:
- Objects with LINQ to Objects
- SQL Data with LINQ to SQL
- XML with LINQ to XML
This talk will be mostly demonstrations, where we will give you an Overview of LINQ and explain how Visual Studio 2008 (codename: Orcas) aims to unify the programming models through LINQ capabilities in C# and Visual Basic. 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.
What you will learn:
- Basics of the LINQ Syntax and Query Expressions
- LINQ to Objects
- LINQ to XML
- LINQ to SQL
- LINQ inside of an ASP.NET Application
Who should come:
Architects, Developers who would like to get to see one of the most powerful new Developer features built into the next version of Visual Studio 2008.
Attend this event for your chance to win an XBOX 360!
XBOX 360 will be raffled at the conclusion of the dinner