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Visual Basic® 2012 Unleashed, Second Edition by Alessandro Del Sole

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Chapter 24. LINQ to SQL

How many times did you face runtime errors when sending SQL instructions to your databases for querying or manipulating data? Your answer is probably “several times.” Sending SQL instructions in the form of strings has been, for years, the way of accessing data in the .NET development, but one of the main disadvantages was the lack of compile time control over your actions. Experienced developers can also remember when they had to work against databases in a connected environment taking care of everything that happened. LINQ to ...

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