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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 ....
  • Blog Post: 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...
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