Tag Archives: LINQ

Time Chaos

Today I created a new Reactive Extensions (Rx) LINQ operator to deal with a particular situation. The situation is that sometimes you only have small test data but you want to observe a process and project the values from that … Continue reading

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Code-First Development (EF) w/ SQL CE 4.0

I’ve been playing with the new Microsoft WebMatrix IDE. It’s a very neat little piece of software that takes the effort out of many things. It’s great for small Web projects. The problem with out-of-the-box WebMatrix development is that it … Continue reading

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Illustration

Illustrations, I love them. Today, I caught some great ones in the net. 1. Language Integrated Query (Linq) The dutch company Solid Innovator made this quite beautiful illustration of the standard Linq sequence operators. Download the PDF at Solid Innovator. … Continue reading

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Extreme Code Contracts

Design by Contract is a code quality construct familiar to Eiffel programmers as it forms an essential part of that language. It is a way to annotate programs with properties that must hold. These properties come in three groups: 1) … Continue reading

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Let there be chaos – sort of

Program code follows order. Syntax and semantics. But when run, it can be very unpredictable and unordered. Chaos out of order you might say. A clear picture of this are fractals (although they embody both order and chaos at the … Continue reading

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Information

I have always been interested in breaking down data and concepts into fundamental pieces. In a way everything can be decomposed into bits, at least in the realm of data. And so it always appeared unnatural to me that programming … Continue reading

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{Unqualified}Linq

I have been increasingly using XLinq for various small tasks and it really is quite productive. Recently however, a problem arose whereby a colleague asked for a solution to how he could possibly deal with XML documents with any namespaces … Continue reading

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