Erik Meijer on LINQ

Posted in Frameworks, Databases, Development, Conferences on March 16, 2009

Erik Meijer on LINQ

In this interview filmed during QCon SF 2008, Erik Meijer talks about less known LINQ features, like the ability to do meta programming or the fact that LINQ works against any data collection that implements the sequence operators. Meijer also talks about the differences between functional languages and objectual ones, asynchronous computation, and the evolution of languages.

Erik Meijer is the creator of LINQ at MS, where he works together with the Microsoft Visual C# and the Microsoft Visual Basic language design teams on data integration in programming languages. Erik has participated in designing several languages: Haskell98, Mondrian, X#, C?, C#, and Visual Basic.

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