This looks like an interesting conference (by yag)

There’s a conference coming to Seattle that looks really interesting for language wonks: The .NET Programming Languages And Compilers Symposium: Lang .NET 2006 Here are a few of the things that they’ll be discussing: Dynamic languages and scripting AJAX and ATLAS Domain specific languages Functional languages Object-oriented and aspect-oriented programming Web-services and mobile code Libraries…

Data Access Layers and a LINQ update (by yag)

Sorry it’s been a while since I posted. The launch in Israel (and the user group meeting) went great. Lots of folks, lots of good conversations with people there. I just wanted to point out a few interesting things that went online in the last day or so: Scott Guthrie posted an excellent tutorial titled…

LINQ updates for VS2005 RTM (by yag)

Now that we’ve shipped Visual Studio 2005, we’ve put updated versions of the LINQ downloads that work with the RTM bits. Enjoy! LINQ tech preview update for .net 2.0 rtm VBLINQ tech preview update for .net 2.0 rtm C#

OOPSLA Bird of a Feather talk on LINQ (by yag)

Next week, on October 19th, Erik Meijer, Mads Torgersen and Amanda Silver will be presenting a BOF on LINQ. It will be held in the Royal Palm Salon 1+2, 5:00 – 7:30pm. If you’re in San Diego for the conference, stop on by. It should be a great session.

Language design choices and query comprehensions (by yag)

An interesting part of Project LINQ is the concept of Query Comprehensions. In essence, they allow you to perform a translation from a more declarative syntax to a more object based one. For instance the following internal LINQ syntax in C#:    expr = names.Where(s => s.Length == 5).OrderBy(s => s).Select(s => s.ToUpper()) ; which is chock…


New paper on XLinq (by yag)

Erik Meijer and Brian Beckman have written a paper titled “XLinq: XML Programming Refactored (The Return of the Monoids)” for the XML2005 conference. I found it very readable and a really good explanation of the XLinq API. Check it out! As an aside – Erik won the Fear Factor Live contest at Universal Studios during…


Some LINQ related videos on Channel 9 (by yag)

Some say that seeing is believing. There are three videos on Channel 9 that discuss LINQ. Anders Hejlsberg and Dan Fernandez discuss LINQ and C#. Paul Vick and Amanda Silver discuss the future of VB. Paul Vick and Erik Meijer discuss dynamic programming.


More on LINQ (by yag)

Here are some links to various reactions and interviews on The Linq Project. Visual Basic 9.0: Looking Forward – This is an interview that a number of us had with Dr. Dobbs Journal while here at PDC. Check out the transcript of the discussion with Amanda Silver, Erik Meijer, Paul Vick, Rob Copeland, Jay Roxe and…


Project LINQ – Language INtegrated Query (by yag)

Well, the hints have been going out for a while now, and finally we can talk about this thing we’ve been working on for so long. At the PDC opening keynote today, we unveiled a number of things including Project LINQ. The Language Integrated Query framework (the LINQ Project) is a set of language extensions…


Yag’s PDC Schedule (by yag)

I’m getting ready for PDC – and planning to spend a lot of time in the pavilions and lounges to talk to y’all and see what you are doing with VS as well as your thoughts on our upcoming work. Here’s my schedule – stop on by and say hello! Tuesday, September 13 11am –…