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Chapter 6: LINQ to SQL

C H A P T E R 6

LINQ to SQL

Within very disparate applications, developers must deal with certain problems that repeatedly arise in programming. One of the most common problems is the need to map objects and their properties to tables and columns in a database.

LINQ to SQL can be used as an object-relational mapping (ORM) framework and bridges this seemingly insurmountable gap. Now that LINQ to SQL has been adopted as the approach for Windows Phone database management, it is at the forefront of Windows Phone development.

Using a database on a phone may initially seem to be a strange thing to do. Surely databases are for large servers! However, the guarantees provided by modern databases for consistency and atomicity make it a useful data storage layer for any application. Furthermore, databases also provide a natural yet performance-optimized language with which to query information.


  

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