8. VB.NET's upcoming data query model

Data query building can sometimes be a bone of contention for VB 6 developers, since it involves SQL or XQuery. Microsoft is introducing a series of changes to the .NET Framework, such as a unified programming model for querying objects, databases and XML, that should make data queries much easier. What is the name for this set of technologies?

8. Data query building can sometimes be a bone of contention for VB 6 developers, since it involves SQL or XQuery. Microsoft is introducing a series of changes to the .NET Framework, such as a unified programming model for querying objects, databases and XML, that should make data queries much easier. What is the name for this set of technologies?
A) Rosario
B) Orcas
C) Yukon
D) LINQ

ANSWER: D

LINQ, short for Language Integrated Query, is the set of Microsoft .NET Framework changes that are intended to simplify the developer's role in data query building. LINQ will be included in the next version of Visual Basic. To learn more about LINQ, read At PDC 2005: Future VB version may integrate queries, programs and Let's think about LINQ, both from SearchVB.com.

For the record, Rosario is the code name for the next Visual Studio Team System, Orcas is the name for the next Visual Studio and Yukon was the code name for SQL Server 2005.

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