Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:16 UTC, submitted by Wyatt Lyon Preul
.NET (dotGNU too) Scott Guthrie has announced that Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 are now available for download and provides a tour of some of the new features. "Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 contain a ton of new functionality and improvements. Below are links to blog posts I've done myself as well as links to videos you can watch to learn more about it."
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RE[3]: Ruby on Rails
by gonzo on Tue 20th Nov 2007 19:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ruby on Rails"
gonzo
Member since:
2005-11-10

LINQ == ActiveRecord. End of story.

Wow, this is so wrong. LINQ is FULLY integrated in the languages, it is part of the syntax. That is why it's called "LANGUAGE INTEGRATED.."

You don't understand it and some research on the topic of LINQ is strongly recommended.

Edited 2007-11-20 19:06

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RE[4]: Ruby on Rails
by duckie on Tue 20th Nov 2007 19:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Ruby on Rails"
duckie Member since:
2006-04-10

LINQ info:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa904594.aspx

"It extends C# and Visual Basic with native language syntax for queries and provides class libraries to take advantage of these capabilities"

Microsoft already created the providers "LINQ to SQL", "LINQ to XML" + more.

You can create any provider you want, see an example here http://blogs.msdn.com/hartmutm/default.aspx "A LINQ provider for RDF files".

LINQ != activerecord.

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RE[5]: Ruby on Rails
by MollyC on Wed 21st Nov 2007 01:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Ruby on Rails"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

Agreed.

And besides "LING to SQL" and "LINQ to XML", Microsoft has also created LINQ to Objects, which gives LINQ the ability to query any collection or object that implements IEnumerable. And there are already third party LINQ providers specializing in querying particular data (web queries, RSS feeds, etc).

And of course, there's PLINQ (Parallel LINQ) that automatically runs queries on multiple cores/cpus.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/10/PLINQ/default.aspx

LINQ rocks. ;)

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