LINQ was one of the best things that happened to the .NET software engineering ecosystem in a long time. With its introduction of lambda expressions and monads in Visual Studio 2008, it had catapulted the C# language way ahead of Java, which was at version 6 at the time, still discussing the pros and cons of … Continue reading Does Java 8 Still Need LINQ? Or is it Better than LINQ?
LINQ has been quite a successful, but also controversial addition to the .NET ecosystem. Many people are looking for a comparable solution in the Java world. To better understand what a comparable solution could be, let's have a look at the main problem that LINQ solves: Query languages are often declarative programming languages with many … Continue reading LINQ and Java
Now it's official - even if version numbers are still preceded by a "zero" major release: SLICK has been publicly announced by Typesafe: http://blog.typesafe.com/introducing-slick http://finance.yahoo.com/news/typesafe-announces-scala-language-integrated-100000262.html http://java.dzone.com/articles/slicker-scala-stack-qa-martin SLICK stands for Scala Language-Integrated Connection Kit, which is more or less the Scala equivalent for LINQ-to-SQL. Note that I say LINQ-to-SQL, not LINQ in general, as Scala already has … Continue reading SLICK, integrating SQL into Scala
LINQ is one of Microsoft's .NET Framework's most distinct language features. When it was first introduced to languages such as C#, it required heavy changes to the language specification. Yet, this addition was extremely powerful and probably unequalled by other languages / platforms, such as Java, Scala, etc. Granted, Scala has integrated XML in a similar fashion into … Continue reading When will we have LINQ in Java?