Friday, January 19, 2007

CodeMash - Day 2 - Opening Key note

Scott Guthrie kicked off Day 2 with a solid presentation on LINQ. LINQ (Language INtegrated Query) is Microsoft's Object Relationship tool and I was interested to see how it stacked up against nHibernate. It actually looks a little better than nHibernate if only because it does away with the pain in the ass mapping files that you have to create in nHibernate to create the data mappings. Instead you write your data queries within the code using a near SQL like language.

Cool fact: You can use link to combine SQL and XML data which is pretty sweet.

Overall it was a fairly solid presentation and Scott brought up the multi-core issue again. Interesting to see that this is something that's turned up in most of the keynotes so far.

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