In just 24 step-by-step lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself LINQ in 24 Hours will help you start using Microsoft's new LINQ technology to access data in any real-world environment. This friendly, accessible book covers everything developers need to know about LINQ for C#, without ever becoming overwhelming or intimidating. Packed with easy-to-use code examples, it's the first book designed to teach LINQ to programmers with widely varying levels of experience. Microsoft MVP Joydip Kanjilal begins with the absolute basics, introducing essential concepts, before moving on to explore a wide range of advanced features and usage scenarios. Step-by-step instructions walk you through their most common questions, issues, and tasks... Q and As, Quizzes, and Exercises help them test their knowledge... "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts... and "Watch Out!" alerts help them avoid problems. By the time they're finished, you won't just understand LINQ: they'll be comfortable using it in production projects.
Joydip Kanjilal, a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET, is author of SAMS Teach Yourself ASP.NET Ajax in 24 Hours and ASP.NET Data Presentation Controls Essentials. He has over 12 years of IT experience, including six years developing with Microsoft .NET and its related technologies. Currently a lead architect involved in .NET projects, he has written for many of the world's most respected Microsoft .NET programming sites, including www.asptoday.com, www.devx.com, www.aspalliance.com, www.aspnetpro.com, www.sql-server-performance.com, and www.sswug.com. His areas of expertise include C, C++, VC++, Java, C#, Microsoft .NET, Ajax, design patterns, SQL Server, and architecture.
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