LINQPad is a free LINQ editor allowing interactive querying of SQL databases using LINQ, and much more, e.g. it supports LINQ to Objects, and LINQ to XML; in addition, it can execute any C# 3 or VB 9 expression or statement block.
All of these come from CodeProject:
- Understanding LINQ (C#) – a short introduction to LINQ, good for beginners
- Dissecting LINQ to SQL – a bit more advanced reading
- LINQ Challenges and SQL Server Compact Edition
- And, finally, LINQ to Life shows how to use LINQ while writing the Life game – a very interesting application of LINQ if you ask me
- Luca Bolognese’s WebLog [MSFT] – C# mainly (e.g. a C# library to write functional code, creating an immutable value object in C#, LINQ, and other nice C# things)
- LukeH’s WebLog by Luke H? [MSFT] – interesting C# articles mostly, with some F#
- Charlie Calvert’s Community Blog [MSFT] – VS IDE and LINQ articles, some WPF, etc.
- Yet Another Language Geek by ??? – C# functional programming, advanced C# topics (e.g. partial methods, iterators), some other interesting stuff
- The Mellow Musings of Dr. T by ??? – C# functional programming (not updated though)
- On Measuring Performance by Sasha Goldshtein
- Why WPF Rocks (Custom Layout Panel Showcase) by Rudi Grobler – nice collection of panels. Rudi’s blog has a lot of interesting information about WPF
- Pete W’s Idea Book by Pete Weissbrod – interesting materials about WPF, data binding (inlcuding NHibernate), MVC/MVVM, etc.
- Agile-Friendly Test Automation Tools/Frameworks on Elisabeth Hendrickson’s Ruminations blog
- How to be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary by Robert L. Read. Absolutely must reading for any software developer (especially beginner).
- Execution in Kingdom of Nouns by Steve Yegge – despite the problem’s seriousness, the reading is fun!
- Computer Zen blog by Scott Hanselman (Senior Program Manager at Microsoft) – vast amount of info about LINQ, WPF, .NET, programming, tools, tricks, you-name-it.