Wednesday, December 21, 2005


LINQ or "Language Integrated Query" will be part of .NET 3.0 - absolutely amazing stuff. I have to admit I am still rubbing my eyes - did Anders Hejlsberg just solve the object/relational mismatch as well as making painful XML programming models like DOM or XPath obsolete? Let's wait and see...

Now I have not really been too fond of one or two C# language constructs (don't get me wrong, the features themselves are great, it's just their syntax flavor - e.g. the way the notion of delegates and events looks like), but I have always admired Hejlsberg (of Turbo Pascal, Delphi and C# fame, for those who don't know) and his achievements for our industry. And LINQ really seems to be the icing on the cake.