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ASP.NET 3.5 Unleashed by Stephen Walther

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Chapter 18. Data Access with LINQ to SQL

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Of all the new features introduced in .NET Framework 3.5, LINQ to SQL is the most significant one. Indeed, it might represent the biggest change in the way applications interact with databases since the introduction of SQL.

A vast chasm separates the way developers work with transient application data and the way developers work with persistent database data. In our applications, we work with objects and properties (created with either C# or VB.NET). In most databases, on the other hand, we work with tables ...

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