This chapter covers
Streaming sequences of data
Standard query operators
Query expression translation
Range variables and transparent identifiers
Projecting, filtering, and sorting
Joining and grouping
You may well be tired of all the hyperbole around LINQ by now. We’ve seen some examples in chapters 1 and 3, and you’ve almost certainly read some examples and articles on the Web. This is where we separate myth from reality:
LINQ isn’t going to turn the most complicated query into a one-liner.
LINQ isn’t going to mean you never need to look at raw SQL again.
LINQ isn’t going to magically imbue you with architectural genius.
Given all that, LINQ is still going to change how most of us think ...