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  • Blog Post: To Linq or Not To Linq, that is the question...

    Jim Wooley just posted a great entry on his ThinqLinq site. It involves using Linq to XML and VB9's XML Literals to query Shakespeare's plays. He first joins all the plays on his drive together into one big XML file and then gets the top 50 characters by the number of lines they speak. Head over there...
  • Blog Post: German VFP, SQL Server and .NET conference in October

    I'll be speaking at a conference in Frankfurt, Germany on November 8-10. I'll be keynoting the VFP conference and doing a session on VB.NET (including things like LINQ, Silverlight and future releases). This is one of my all time favorite conferences - Rainer really focuses on the attendees - great food...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Erik Meijer

    One of the best things about working on the Linq project was getting to work and have dinner with Erik Meijer . He's not only incredibly smart - but a fun person to hang out with. Mary Jo Foley has an interview with him in Redmond Developer News .
  • Blog Post: Off on another speaking tour

    I'm heading out tomorrow morning to Atlanta and Knoxville where I'll be speaking at the following locations: Atlanta FoxPro Users Group - speaking about Sedna Atlanta Code Camp - speaking about Test Driven Development East Tennessee .NET User Group - speaking in Knoxville about Test Driven...
  • Blog Post: Great LINQ samples

    Derek Slager has a post where he's calculating baseball stats using LINQ. As a baseball fan (Go A's) and a data guy, this was a lot of fun. Here's one quick sample where he's calculating top winning pitchers: from game in games group game by game.WinningPitcher into g orderby g.Count() descending...
  • Blog Post: Interviews online

    I was interviewed by Level Extreme for two of their online magazines: .NET Magazine and Universal Thread Magazine. In the .NET Magazine interview , we talked about my new position here on the Communities Team, .NET in general, Linq and a number of other things. In the UT Magazine , we talked about...
  • Blog Post: Linq May CTP released - and info on Query Trees and IQueryable

    I mentioned this in my last blog entry, but thought I should make it more discoverable. We've released the May Community Tech Preview for Linq . Everything I talked about here at Devteach is available for the download. I just spoke to an attendee named David who asked me whether we support adding...
  • Blog Post: Devteach update

    It's almost 5pm on Wednesday - Devteach is moving along really well. The keynote went well - spoke all about LINQ, DLinq and XLinq and things that are now available in the new CTP . People liked the new LINQ designer, and my quick demo of Linq over Datasets (new to the CTP). Yes, there is a new Tech...
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