VBUG Manchester: XML - The missing LINQ with Dave McMahon

Thu, 28 Aug 2008, 18:30 - 21:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
MDDA , Manchester, GB

Date: Thursday 28 August 2008........We've heard much about LINQ to SQL, its neat, but what is also neat is LINQ to XML, which hasn't has anywhere near as much press. So while everybody is looking the other way, lets sneak a look at how VB 9.0 is gearing up for a bit of a revolution in the way we handle XML: XML DOM is on its way out, XElement is on its way in. Along the way we'll check out a few new XML features in VB 9.0 including LINQ to XML, XML Literals and a bunch of other stuff too ... Speaker Bio: Dave works as Chief Architect for .NET Development at Ridgian Limited, a privately owned software house based in Central Birmingham. Ridgian are a Microsoft Certified Partner and specialise in Business Intelligence Solutions and Custom Software Solutions. He is very active in the Microsoft community speaking at DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper conferences, and at numerous User Group meetings around the country on such topics as SQL XML, SQL 2005 Security, Regular Expressions and his favouritte technology XSLT and XPATH. He has recently published articles on SQL Server 2005 Security in International Developer Magazine and on Vista and Office 2007 in the Microsoft Beta Newsletters.

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