Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is a Microsoft .NET Framework component that adds native data querying capabilities to .NET languages, although ports exist for Java, PHP, JavaScript and ActionScript.

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C# Linq to <blank> which type is most used and which are most hated/unneeded

I have read and used many good Linq to . I have also read that some of the Linq to __ are not worth learning as there are better techniques. I was just wondering which of the bunch should I ...
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Comparing features in a asp.net web application using different database methodologies [closed]

I have a webstore which sells components (it is a academic project) which looks like this. I have developed the same web application using following database methodologies: MS Sql Server with Stored ...
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Senior Interview LINQ questions [closed]

I'm preparing a LINQ section in interview questions for senior programmers. What are the most interesting questions in LINQ to include? And why?
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In ASP.NET MVC3 controllers, where do you instantiate your DataContext?

In your ASP.NET MVC 3 applications that use a DataContext or DbContext, where do you instantiate your data access object? Here is a non-exhaustive list of where I've seen it done: Individually ...
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MVC, WCF, EF, LINQ - Is it just me? [closed]

...or are things getting more complicated? It seems to me that you need to know a lot of stuff to 'properly' develop an MS web app these days. In the bad old days when we didn't know any better we ...
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LINQPad still being used much out there? [closed]

I'm trying to guage how popular and how used LINQPad is today. I'm just wondering if it's still a useful tool or not as VS and other tools have gotten better. Furthermore, I am coding over LLBGen by ...
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Should I be learning Linq, Direct SQL Commands (in .net), EF or other? [closed]

Basically, I have a very good knowledge of plain old SQL coming from Classic ASP programming. Over the past couple of months, I have been learning C# and today was my first full day at MVC 3 (Razor) ...
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What would you think about a new Java persistence tool, that's not really an ORM? [closed]

Persistence in Java Over the past years, I have gathered experience in the field of persistence abstraction in Java, using concepts such as EJB 2.0, Hibernate, JPA and home-grown ones. They seemed to ...
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Does the usage of LINQ and Lambda Expressions lead to less readable code?

I'm having a discussion with a co-worker on Linq, I'll copy here: Co-Worker: Lets be honest here. Linq syntax sucks. It's confusing and non-intuitive. Me: oh come on, more confusing ...