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Chapter 13. LINQ in every layer

This chapter covers:

  • The LinqBooks application
  • N-tier architecture
  • Third-party LINQ providers
  • The future of LINQ

Congratulations! You’ve reached the last chapter of this book. You should now have a good grasp of LINQ’s capabilities and should now be able to put the skills you’ve acquired into practice in your projects. There is still one last subject we’d like to cover: the place of LINQ in your applications.

As you know, LINQ is not only a generic querying technology but a complete set of tools you can use to deal with relational databases, XML, DataSets, in-memory object collections, and many more data sources thanks to LINQ’s extensibility. This means that from now on, LINQ is likely to become pervasive ...

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