LINQ Programming by Joe MayoLINQ Programming by Joe Mayo

LINQ Programming

byJoe Mayo

Paperback | January 9, 2009

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Take your LINQ programming skills to the top tier

Resolve data format impedance mismatch with guidance from a C# expert and Microsoft MVP. LINQ Programming details cutting-edge techniques to effectively assimilate XML, SQL, ADO.NET, and unstructured data sources. Build powerful LINQ queries, handle hierarchical and relational data, use lambdas and expression trees, and develop multi-threaded applications. Get proven strategies for handling conflicts and exceptions and creating custom extension methods. Additionally, you'll learn how to create your own LINQ provider through a working example, LINQ to Twitter.

  • Filter, order, and group code using LINQ to Objects
  • Query relational and unstructured data with LINQ to SQL and LINQ to XML
  • Work with ADO.NET through LINQ to DataSet
  • Deploy object-oriented programming techniques and LINQ to Entities
  • Read, manipulate, and create C#-based XML documents
  • Generate DBML and external mapping files with SqlMetal
  • Create custom lambdas, expressions, providers, and extensions
  • Support concurrent processing and multi-threading using PLINQ
  • Build a custom LINQ provider for working with any data source
Joe Mayo, Microsoft MVP, is an author and instructor who specializes in Microsoft .NET software technology. He owns Mayo Software Training and operates the C# Station website.
Title:LINQ ProgrammingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 0.78 inPublished:January 9, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071597832

ISBN - 13:9780071597838


Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not recommend to anyone Just wanted a concise guide. Many sections went in depth into items and topics that had nothing to do with LINQ, while actual LINQ details / explenations were very lacking. Examples were horrible and confusing, giving strange result sets that no one in practice would ever use, usually had to read online and hack around the examples to get anything that made sense.
Date published: 2009-04-15

Table of Contents

Part I - LINQ Essentials
Chapter 1 - Introduction to LINQ
Chapter 2 - Using LINQ to Objects
Chapter 3 - Handling LINQ to SQL with Visual Studio
Part II - LINQ to any Data Source
Chapter 4 - Working with ADO.NET through LINQ to DataSet
Chapter 5 - Programming Objects with LINQ to Entities
Chapter 6 - Managing Hierarchical Data with LINQ to XML
Chapter 7 - Automatically Generating LINQ to SQL Code with SqlMetal
Part III - Extending LINQ
Chapter 8 - Digging Into Expression Trees and Lambdas
Chapter 9 - Constructing New Code with Extension Methods
Chapter 10 - Building a Custom LINQ Provider--Introducing LINQ to Twitter
Chapter 11 - Designing Applications with LINQ
Chapter 12 - Concurrent Programming with Parallel LINQ (PLINQ)
Appendix A - Standard Query Operator Reference