Machine Learning (ML) has come from a buzzword that is nice to have in your application to a must-have feature that works and adds value. Data scientists develop ML models in various ML Frameworks like TensorFlow, Scikit-learn, PyTorch, Azure ML, etc. Before ML.NET became available to all developers, adding the ML functionality to .NET applications required knowledge in some ML frameworks to build and train ML models. It also demanded additional time and effort to integrate that model into .NET applications.Read More
LINQ to XML is an in-memory XML programming interface that enables XML manipulation. Similar to the more traditional Document Object Model (DOM), LINQ to XML brings XML documents into memory and lets you query and modify them before saving the results to a file or data stream. What is different from the DOM is the new, lighter, and more intuitive object model and LINQ integration.Read More
When we think about querying databases, the first thing that pops to mind is usually some SQL query. Then other questions arise in regards to the database type, connection, query design, etc.
LINQ to Entities combined with Entity Framework allows the developers to skip a big portion of these questions and worries.
Entity Framework handles the database structure and connection while LINQ to Entities gives the possibility to write database queries in the same way as for any other data collection operation with LINQ.Read More
Entity Framework is an open-source object-relational mapping (ORM) framework for .NET applications. It let the developers work with data on a higher level of abstraction without the need to worry about the database type or structure where the data is stored.
The focus of this article will be to show and explain how easy it is to add an Entity Framework to a .NET project.Read More
The current article continues the series about LINQ. The previous part introduced the LINQ technologies and demonstrated its usage on some basic examples and a couple of more advanced coding challenges. The current article will further expose different ways to write LINQ query operations.
LINQ queries can be written in two syntax types, a Query Syntax and a Method Syntax.Read More
Less is more – this is definitely true when it comes to object collections and LINQ queries.
Among the Language Integrated Query technologies, LINQ-to-objects is the most versatile. That’s why it will be the focus of this article. We will examine and compare traditional solutions to some programming challenges based on the data collections with alternative LINQ-based solutions.Read More