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LINQ in Action Paperback – February 14, 2008
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About the Author
Fabrice Marguerie is a software architect and developer based in Paris, France. Fabrice is a C# MVP has been working with LINQ from the first prototypes.
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The authors delivery, tone, and knowledge result in a book that is actually enjoyable to read. Don't be surprised if find yourself not wanting to put it down. Linq is a relatively new concept and is actually quite simple. The authors know this and make a deliberate effort to get you turned on to the appeal of a language construct that you will enjoy using for years to come.
One bit of advice. The "Linq to SQL" chapters. Linq to SQL may actually be deprecated in the near future in favor of what is now referred to as the "Entity Framework". However, even without the Linq to SQL part, this book remains a valuable introduction to using Linq, and the other areas (Linq to Objects and Linq to XML).
For more information on the Microsoft data access roadmap, refer to:
In addition, I really like that there are lots of good examples and a great index. There was never an example I was looking for that the index didn't help me find. That's becoming rarer in books. I really liked their coverage of LINQ from both the consumer of LINQ and the provider of LINQ. Their discussion of the LINQ to Amazon provider provided quite a lot of good insight into how the inner workings of LINQ are put together.
My only hesitation at completely loving this book is that all the examples are either in C# or VB. This lends the book to feel a bit schizophrenic. I would have preferred a more bloated book where all the example in print were in both languages. This is especially true of LINQ because the language integration of LINQ is very dissimilar between the languages.
Overall, I would recommend the book to anyone trying to learn LINQ as a technology.
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"ALL CODE EXAMPLES IN BOTH C# and VB.NET"
Very very little VB code. Very disapointing.