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C# in Depth, Second Edition by Jon Skeet

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Chapter 12. LINQ beyond collections

This chapter covers

  • LINQ to SQL
  • IQueryable and expression tree queries
  • LINQ to XML
  • Parallel LINQ
  • Reactive extensions for .NET
  • Writing your own operators

Suppose an alien visited you and asked you to describe “culture.” How could you capture the diversity of human culture in a short space of time? You may decide to spend that time showing him culture rather than just describing it in the abstract: a visit to a New Orleans jazz club, opera in La Scala, the Louvre gallery in Paris, a Shakespeare play in Stratford-upon-Avon, and so on.

Would this alien know everything about culture afterward? Could he compose a tune, write a book, dance a ballet, craft a sculpture? Absolutely not. But he’d hopefully come ...

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