About a week or so back I had the chance to head back out to the Rockford IL .Net user group and do a session about using Linq in the real world. Chris and his group are great, they are a smaller (12-15) group that allows the session to become very informal and tons of great questions were asked.
The intent of this session was to show how to use Linq (Linq2Sql, Linq2Object and XLinq) in your applications. We started off by looking at Linq2Sql and how it can be used in your Data Driven applications. We talked about the pros/cons of Linq2Sql as well as some the gotcha's that I have experienced. We then moved over to see how Linq2Objects can be used in all the layers of your applications and how using Linq2Objects can reduce the number of lines you need to write. Finally we ended taking a look at XLinq and seeing how that compared to old school Xml Manipulation.
What was really fun was the fact that that PPT slides where not even followed. I did refer back to them from time to time, but most of the session was purely in code.
Rockford guys, I had a great time, and would love to come back out whenever you need me. If anyone is in the Rockford area, check out their UG, they are a great bunch, please you get some free pizza.
Till next time,
06-09-2008 7:33 AM