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Programming with LINQ to SQL

You can use LINQ to SQL to define an Object Relational Mapping between SQL tables and then query those tables with LINQ.

OP-ED: Fixed-Price Software Projects, or, The Quickest Way to a Financial Calamity

Successful software projects have to begin with the premise that a fixed price, time, and project that is accurate may be a fantasy because there are too many unknowns—people sometimes being the worst offenders. Fix a time and price to what can be fixed and pay for what must be paid for.

Visualizing LINQ Sequences with GDI+

Discover a utility for quickly obtaining and managing rectangles within rectangles. The rectangles then can be used to do things such as manage the layout of dynamically generated forms or visualize LINQ queries.

XML Documents from Comments

Intellisense is a programmer's best friend. The framework is too big to memorize, but Intellisense can make finding things manageable. Extend Intellisense into your own code with XML comments in Visual Studio 8 and 9.

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