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In Memory of Linq2SQL – 2006 – 2008 – RIP

I was doing a lot of Linq2SQL recently and it was easy and convenient – I’d highly recommend it. Except for the fact that its now obsolete. Linq2SQL is being tossed aside in favor of Entity Framework, which is not as lightweight or simple :(. I would look into NHibernate from what I’ve read of Entity Framework.

In another version or two Entity Framework may get more of Linq2SQL’s simplicity and ease of use. Oh joy.


November 16, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,


  1. Linq2SQL nice and easy, good to use. Well for one database that is, had problems across more than 1 database however.
    It remains to be seen how the new Entity Framework (v4) will hold up, as the 1st version was poor.

    Yes, nHibernate (and its variant Fluent Hibernate) are the ones that set the current mark.

    But Microsoft are pinning a lot of hope on Entity Framework V4, lets wait and see, it better be good !

    Comment by Roy | November 16, 2009 | Reply

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