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LINQ in Action by Jim Wooley, Steve Eichert, Fabrice Marguerie

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Foreword

It’s difficult for me to write this foreword, not because the road to LINQ was long and arduous or that I’m teary-eyed, wrought with emotion, or finding it difficult to compose just the right the words for a send-off worthy of a product that I’ve poured my very soul into. It’s difficult because I know that this is going to be a well-respected book and I’m finding it tricky to work in a punch line.

For me the LINQ project started years before anything official, back when I was involved in plotting and scheming over a new managed ADO. Back then, a few very smart developers had the audacity to suggest shucking off the chains of traditional data access APIs and designing around the ubiquity of objects and metadata that were fundamental ...

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