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Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 Databases, Third Edition by Damien Foggon, Sandeep Chanda

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CHAPTER 5

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Introducing Language-Integrated Query (LINQ)

Emerging from a research project at Microsoft codenamed Comega (pronounced “see omega”), Language-Integrated Query, or LINQ as it’s now known, has been an integral part of the .NET Framework since version 3.5. Nothing else has advanced the evolution ADO.NET better than LINQ.

If you are building data-driven applications, you know the pain of fetching data from multiple data sources. At some point, you will need to emerge from your comfort zone and learn the native query languages of the data sources on which you are attempting to operate. This is a phenomenal task for developers given the ...

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