Tips to Get You Started

While working with LINQ to write this book, I often found myself confused, befuddled, and stuck. While there are many very useful resources available to the developer wanting to learn to use LINQ to its fullest potential, I want to offer a few tips to get you started. In some ways, these tips feel like they should come at the end of the book. After all, I haven't even explained what some of these concepts are at this point. But it would seem a bit sadistic to make you read the full text of the book first, only to offer the tips at the end. So with that said, this section contains some tips I think you might find useful, even if you do not fully understand them or the context.

Use the var Keyword When Confused

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