Chapter 16. Ten LINQ Resources
In This Chapter
Using the Microsoft Developer Network
Discovering blogs as a helpful source of information
Relying on third-party Web site support
Relying on third-party newsletter and blog support
Obtaining additional LINQ to Object projects
Finding additional LINQ to SQL projects
Getting hold of additional LINQ to XML projects
Acquiring help with other LINQ to project types
Getting help with C# development projects
Finding help with Visual Basic development projects
It's always helpful to know where you can go for additional information and tools and enhancements when creating your LINQ applications. This book already contains a number of useful resources in other chapters. For example, you discover the VLinq Visual Studio add-in in Chapter 14. Chapter 10 describes XML Notepad, a tool you can use with any XML file, and tells you where to locate it online.
All the tools listed in this book provide some helpful way of increasing your productivity, and you should at least try them when creating your first several LINQ applications. You might be surprised to find that they really do help you produce better application with less effort and in less time than coding everything by hand.
Before you visit any of the Web sites in this chapter, make sure you know the latest information about LINQ itself. The first place you should go is the main LINQ Web page at
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/data/cc299380.aspx. This Web site is where Microsoft posts the latest LINQ ...