Today’s release of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 brings hundreds of new features for developers building for desktop, web, mobile, cloud and more. Visual Studio 2015 is a rich, integrated development environment for creating stunning applications for Windows, Android, and iOS, as well as modern web applications and cloud services. The detailed feature matrix can be found here: VS 2015 Detailed Feature Matrix Videos: What’s New for .NET 2015
IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2015
Building cross-platform mobile apps using C# and Visual Studio 2015
LINQPad lets you interactively query databases in a modern query language: LINQ
LINQPad supports everything in C# 4.0 and Framework 4.0:
LINQ to Objects
LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework
LINQ to XML
Note: LinqPad also supports .NET Framework 3.5 as well
And that’s not all – you can also query:
OData / WCF Data Services – including StackOverflow
SQL Azure, SQLite and MySQL Enterprise Server
Mindscape LightSpeed ORM
(Even old-fashioned SQL!)
LINQPad is also a great way to learn LINQ: it comes loaded with 500 examples from the book, C# 4.0 in a Nutshell. There’s no better way to experience the coolness of LINQ and functional programming.
Best of all, LINQPad standard edition is free..what are you waiting for…go give it a try!!!