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    What the World is saying about LINQ

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    “LINQ is totally awesome. It’s like this thing that you use to condense your entire application into one line of demo code. Sweet!” - Stanley Morgan “LINQ is divine but DLINQ is a delinquent. It gives programmers too much power and makes programming...
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    LINQ Designer Receives Prestigious Award at PDC

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    In the wake and fanfare of the disclosure of the LINQ technology preview at the PDC 2005 in Los Angeles this last week, a member of the LINQ design team was presented with a prestigious award for outstanding achievement above and beyond his peers. Erik...
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    LINQ, BB’s and the HTTP’ness

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    The Language Integrated Query (LINQ) demo during the PDC demo was exciting. There was applause all around whenever different products were shown and different speakers were introduced, yet when the LINQ demo was shown there was a lot of talk within the...
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    ObjectSpaces:There and Back Again

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    It seems fitting to make one last tribute to ObjectSpaces on the eve of the PDC. Last time around Luca was good enough to break the news to everyone, that ObjectSpaces was undergoing realignment with WinFS. That it was being pulled out of Whidbey and...
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    Language Integrated Quirks

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    It’s done. The pencils are down. The bits are baked. No more time for polish and there’s no turning back. Like a snapshot of the last two years of my life, the binaries have frozen in place all that my fingers have wrought, all the lines of logic, all...
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    Nulls not Evil Anymore?

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    Soma explains the changes to the .Net runtime to fix the problems with Nullable<T>. http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2005/08/11/450640.aspx I'd post a humorous retort to this news, but the I happen to agree with it all. No joke! ...
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    Down to Earth

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    Virtual Earth is coming. I kept hearing about it, but was not sure quite what to make of it. You will get to see it on Monday, when it debuts. I got to see a sneak preview internally a few weeks ago. It’s sort of like the NASA World Wind project, except...
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    XML Generics

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    Designing a programming language is like inventing a metaphor for thought. Most of the time you struggle to find just the right metaphor, hoping the one you eventually choose will be the best at communicating the idea it is meant to represent. So you...
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    N-Tier development with C# 4.0

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    Now that the PDC announcement has been made revealing sessions covering the new C# 3.0 features causing speculation to run rampant, I figured it was time to go ahead and start outlining features of the next product. No reason to be stay focused on the...
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    Sound Bites

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    It’s time for a rant, time to dredge up those same old topics, same tired old arguments. Why did they? What where they thinking? Who designed that? You think I’m talking about software? That would be too easy. No, I’m back to my favorite pass-time, skewering...
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