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LINQ im Einsatz, LINQ in Action in German (LINQ auf Deutsch)

Today, I received a copy of LINQ im Einsatz. This is the German translation of LINQ in Action. It's now available from Amazon.de and from Hanser.

Bonus: The German version is bigger than the English one. It contains chapter 14, which covers LINQ to DataSet and is provided in English only as a PDF download from Manning's website.

Maybe we'll see translations in other languages next. French would be a good idea, for example ;-)

Viel Spaß beim Lesen!


Cross-posted from http://linqinaction.net
Proagora.com redesigned and services announced

We have just redesigned proagora.com to improve usability. We have also announced the complete set of services that the site offers and the corresponding rates.

The good news is that we have decided to keep the website free! Of course, everything is still free for experts, but services for companies, such as posting jobs, also remain free! All the details are available on the page that presents the services provided by proagora.com (same in French).

Regarding the new design, we took inspiration from LinkedIn, especially for the main menu. We also removed useless text and tried to simplify everything. For example, we now have a new home page, which content depends on the user (anonymous, expert, company).

proagora.com French home pageproagora.com English home page

We hope that you'll find the site easier to use than before. Feel free to create your .NET/Java expert profile or post jobs if you're hiring.

.NET 3.5 SP1 LINQ improvements

In May, I announced the changes related to LINQ that were included in .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 Beta. Now that the SP1 is officially available, more changes have been announced.

The originally announced changes were:

  1. The support for SQL Server 2008
  2. The release of a new flavor of LINQ: LINQ to Entities, which comes with the ADO.NET Entity Framework

Dinesh Kulkarni announces new changes:

  1. Performance improvements for LINQ to Objects queries
  2. Cast<T> breaking change
  3. Performance improvements for LINQ to SQL

Cross-posted from http://linqinaction.net
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