Lecture 10: Bridging Query and Programming Languages

29 October 2010

This is the second of three lectures on integrating domain-specific languages with general-purpose programming languages. In particular, SQL for database queries. This lecture presented LINQ, Language Integrated Query, together with some background on Microsoft’s .NET framework, and the language features added to C# to support LINQ.
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Microsoft Software licences available

3 October 2010

The School of Informatics has a subscription to the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance (MSDN AA). This means that we can offer licensed copies of a range of Microsoft packages. These are for “development” rather than “productivity” tools: Windows 7 and Visual Studio rather than Word and Excel. You can make arbitrary non-commercial use of these while studying here.

In particular, if your chosen coursework topic requires setting up one or more virtual machines running Windows, this can help.

If you would like an MSDN account to download the software and licence keys, send me an email.

Links: Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance; Student Use Agreement.