Marco Russo's blog posts of 2008

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The adoption of LINQ

Eric White has written an interesting post titled “Are developers using LINQ?” – there are interesting considerations about the adoption of functional programming too, but the most interesting part for me is the list of comment of the post. A lot of people  Read more

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SQLBits in UK

I would like to attend to SQLBits this year, but my agenda is already overbooked. I hope you have the time to attend because there are a lot of interesting sessions , it’s a good excuse to visit London (the conference is scheduled on September 13, 2008  Read more

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MDX best practices analysis using MDX Studio

Mosha released a new version of MDX Studio (0.4) , which offers an “MDX Analysis” function that suggest best practices for a given MDX query. I tried the tool with some MDX query and it offers very good suggestion (when possible with link to further information  Read more

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Sample chapters from Programming LINQ

Two sample chapters of my Programming Microsoft LINQ book are finally available. Links to download pages in the chapters title. Chapter 6 – Tools for LINQ to SQL In this chapter, we took a look at the tools that are available to generate LINQ to SQL entities  Read more

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To join or not to join: that is the question (in LINQ)

A comment received by one reader of Programming LINQ suggested me to underline a concept that is not so intuitive using LINQ, especially if you come from years of SQL coding. The idea is very simple. Two entities in LINQ might be related in the model.  Read more

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Great video resource to learn Data Mining

I worked on Data Mining solutions years before Microsoft added it to Analysis Services. It is an interesting domain for everyone, but it becomes really hard to explain how it works when you scratch the surface. At the last TechEd Developers I watched  Read more

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What means writing a book

I and Paolo Pialorsi have been interviewed at TechEd by Ken Rosen. We talked about our experience as book authors of Programming LINQ . If you are interested in writing a book, or if you simply want to see our faces and hear our italian accent, you can  Read more

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TechEd 2008 book

I’m already in Orlando for TechEd 2008 Developers . Tomorrow I and Paolo Pialorsi will be at the TechEd bookshop for a book signing of our just released Programming Microsoft LINQ , scheduled at 4:00PM-4:30PM. I wrote a post a few days a go with the list  Read more

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Programming Microsoft LINQ finally shipping

Finally, the Programming Microsoft LINQ book is available . We (I and Paolo Pialorsi, the other author) updated the website that supports our books ( http://programminglinq.com ), where you can download the sample code of the book. What’s in this book?  Read more