Taking money from Anders Hejslberg

Alex Turner’s story about how he took $202 from Anders Hejlsberg is very amusing.  And true! I remember that week before PDC 2005.  There was a lot going on, including a last-minute name change.  We had to change all of the PDC materials from “Clarity” to “LINQ”.  Sometimes a name change before an event isn’t a…

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Borland Plans to Support MS LINQ in Delphi Platform

eWeek: Borland Plans to Support MS LINQ in Delphi Platform.  “Microsoft announced its Language Integrated Query Project earlier this month, and already third parties are talking about extending their technology to support the software giant’s heralded new technology. . . .In a Weblog post, Borland Software Corp.’s chief scientist Danny Thorpe talked about how Borland’s…

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It’s a small world after all

I had two experiences this week that made me think “It’s a small world after all.” The first was at PDC last week.  We set up a meeting with regional directors (RD’s) interested in C#.  I arrived a little late, so I missed introductions.  During the our discussion, I recommended Effective C# to one of…

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Even more LINQ news items — Peter Coffee and Slashdot

Here are a few more recent ones: eWeek has a Peter Coffee column: Access to Data No Longer the Weakest LINQ.  “Offering PDC attendees more immediate gratification were Microsoft’s rollouts of its data access integration technology, LINQ, for managed-code application writers and its Expression family of illustration and Web-design tools–which radically streamlines the interaction between…

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More LINQ news items

I blogged earlier with some of the early news items and feedback on Language Integrated Query (LINQ).  Here are some newer ones: ComputerWorld: .Net creator sees developer future with Linq.  “As the man credited with creating .Net, Anders Hejlsberg has been in charge of making it easier for developers to build increasingly complex applications for years…With…

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VB and Language Integrated Query (LINQ)

Paul Vick gave a good PDC talk this morning on VB language futures.  VB and C# are focused on enabling Language Integrated Query (LINQ) across objects, relational, and XML data, so there is significant overlap in the feature sets.  Due to the differences in the languages — customers, design philosophy, exist feature set, etc. — there…

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Visual Studio Tools for Applications announcement

I’ve worked at Microsoft long enough that some of the products I helped deliver are now a bit long in the tooth.  As one of the people who helped deliver OLE Automation and Visual Basic for Applications (aka VBA), I was very happy to see today’s announcement today of Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Applications. …

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Language Integrated Query (LINQ) feedback

We’re getting strong feedback on Language Integrated Query (LINQ), both in-person at PDC and online.  Here are some of the online sources I’ve been reading today: Channel9: customer comments on the Anders Hejlsberg LINQ video. CRN: Gates: Vista Workflow, LINQ Extensions To Benefit Partners.  “Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said the Community Technology Preview of Windows…

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Language Integrated Query (LINQ) at PDC

Today at PDC, we announced and demo’d Language Integrated Query (LINQ).  LINQ consists of language extensions to C# and VB, and a unified programming model that extends the .NET Framework to offer integrated querying for objects, databases and XML.  While most of my team has been focused on delivering VS 2005 (aka, Whidbey, which includes C# 2.0),…

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