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

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About This Book

Welcome to LINQ in Action. This book is an introduction to the Microsoft .NET LINQ technology and the rich toolset that comes with it.

LINQ stands for Language INtegrated Query. In a nutshell, it makes query operations like SQL statements into first-class citizens in .NET languages like C# and VB. LINQ offers built-in support for querying in-memory collections such as arrays or lists, XML, DataSets, and relational databases. But LINQ is extensible and can be used to query various data sources.

Our goal with this book is to help developers who have an existing knowledge of the .NET Framework and the C# or VB.NET language to discover the concepts introduced by LINQ and gain a complete understanding of how the technology works, ...

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