Resources for MSDN Events - LINQ, WCF, Silverlight

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Thanks for attending my event in Portland, OR. Posted below is a neatly compiled set of resources! (Thanks Lynn!). Please let me know if you require any more information.



Webcast - Daniel Moth - language features on Channel9 - basics of how .NET language supports language-integrating query

ScottGu's Blog Series on ASP.NET and LINQ - multipart series on how to implement LINQ in ASP.NET, make sure to read the comments and Scott's answers

ScottGu's T-SQL visualizer - download and use it

101 LINQ Code Samples Here - comprehensive list of every LINQ expression

Performance comparisons - for different types of LINQ, i.e. XLINQ, DLINQ, etc..

Luca webcast - LINQ designer - hear the 'why' from the guy who led the design efforts for LINQ

Detailed explanation - including change tracking behavior, which features of databases are supported, type conversion chart, etc... - great, thorough MSDN article - READ THIS before you start coding in LINQ!


Books - and I do recommend that you pick up at least one book before you start coding in WCF

WCF Step-by-Step MSPress - by John Sharp -beginning

Learning WCF - O'Reilly - by Michele Leroux Bustamante - intermediate

Programming WCF Services - O'Reilly by Juval Lowy - advanced


MLB series -

MLB on .NET Rocks -

WCF 101 screencast -

Nishith series


Core reference

Patterns - Service Factory -

Dev Tools -

Codeplex - Service Factory -

Performance Comparison -

WCF host registration error fix -


MindMap for learning paths -

Videos (quick learning)

Mix07 sessions & 'HowDoI' screencasts

Main MS site on MSDN

Silverlight Architecture (includes deployment)

Silverlight embeddable media

Demo videos to use with Silverlight applications