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Joseph C. Rattz, Jr., unknowingly began his career in software development in 1990 when a friend asked him for assistance writing an ANSI text editor named ANSI Master for the Commodore Amiga. A hangman game (the Gallows) soon followed. From these compiled BASIC programs, he moved on to programming in C for more speed and power. Joe then developed applications that were sold to JumpDisk, an Amiga disk magazine, as well as Amiga World magazine. Due to developing in a small town on a fairly isolated platform, Joe learned all the wrong ways to write code. It was while trying to upgrade his poorly written applications that he gained respect for the importance of easily maintainable code. It was love at first sight when Joe spotted a source-level debugger in use for the first time.
Two years later, Joe obtained his first software development opportunity at Policy Management Systems Corporation as an entry level programmer developing a client/server insurance application for OS/2 and Presentation Manager. Through the years, he added C++, Unix, Java, ASP, ASP.NET, C#, HTML, DHTML, and XML to his skill set, while developing applications for SCT, DocuCorp, IBM, and the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, CheckFree, NCR, EDS, Delta Technology, Radiant Systems, and the Genuine Parts Company. Joe enjoys the creative aspects of user interface design, and he appreciates the discipline necessary for server-side development. But, given his druthers, his favorite development pastime is debugging code.
Joe can be found working for the Genuine Parts Company the parent company of NAPA in the Automotive Parts Group Information Systems department, where he works on his baby, the storefront web site. This site for NAPA provides the stores a view into their accounts and data on a network of AS/400s.
The accompanying code is very usable and well organized.
After 15 years in the field of computer programming, I can say this is quite simply one of the finest technology books I have ever read.
The author helps you understand some subtleties of relational algebra (without really saying it) and helps you think like a LINQ head.
Essential LINQ by Calvert and Kulkarni is much better. The Rattz book is too much like a reference book. It seems designed to use more paper than needed. Read morePublished on January 3, 2012 by userid32
The was a great purchase. The book was in mint condition and the service was prompt. The
book arrived earlier that I expected.
I used it to learn about Linq and thought it was well organized and easy to understand. (FYI- Microsoft website also has good videos and tutorials on LINQ.)Published on April 6, 2010 by Aseiu P.
After 15 years in the field of computer programming, I can say this is quite simply one of the finest technology books I have ever read. Read morePublished on January 15, 2010 by Robert K. Nickel
The book is organized into 5 very useful partitions and progresses thru each with an increasing level of complexity as it goes. Read morePublished on December 30, 2009 by Scott E. Smith
The books covers many topics regarding linq in great detail. The details makes it a bit "dry". If you're new to linq and want a book to read and know more take a more spicier book.Published on October 26, 2009 by Alon
It provides a solid foundation for Linq before diving into the topics. The second chapter provides so much background about the new features in .net 3.*. Read morePublished on August 20, 2009 by Ravi
I needed to get a book on C# that covered 3.5. As an impulse, I bought this book with it. A few months later I picked it up and started reading it. Read morePublished on June 26, 2009 by Randall Woodman
The book is broken up into a number of "Parts" being LINQ to Objects, LINQ to XML, LINQ to Dataset and LINQ to SQL, but it does provide a some early chapters to ease into general... Read morePublished on May 12, 2009 by Kirk Barrett