Microsoft Linqs Data, Developers
Microsoft Corp. has introduced key foundational technologies that developers said could revolutionize the way they work in the Microsoft environment.Microsoft Corp. has introduced key foundational technologies that developers said could revolutionize the way they work in the Microsoft environment. At its Professional Developers Conference here last week, Jim Allchin, Microsofts group vice president of platforms, introduced the LINQ (Language Integrated Query) Project, a tool set for .Net Framework that lets developers more easily access data. LINQ is a set of language extensions to C# and Visual Basic that presents a unified programming model for querying XML, objects, relational data and other data types, said Anders Hejlsberg, the Microsoft distinguished engineer who authored the technology.
LINQ enables programmers proficient in .Net Common Language Runtime-based languages such as Visual Basic or C# to query a database in their language of choicewithout having to know SQL or XQuery.