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Pro LINQ: Language Integrated Query in C# 2008 by Joseph C. Rattz Jr.

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Acknowledgments

I had wanted to write a book for years but could never find a topic I felt was appropriate for me to write about. Either I knew the material well because it was old hat and didn't need yet another book, or I knew nothing about the topic and felt unqualified to write about it.

When I first learned of LINQ in September of 2005 by watching that first LINQ video with Anders Hejlsberg, I immediately saw the revolutionary affect this would have on .NET development. Little did I know that a mere seven months later I would be writing a book about LINQ. Initially, I had no intention of writing a book about LINQ, but I did want to write a book. One day I had one of those programming-related e-mail newsletters sitting in my inbox, and it ...

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