You first met Bart De Smet in an episode of Expert
to Expert with the great Erik Meijer leading the conversational charge.
LINQ-to-Anything was a very popular E2E episode and the 100th installment of
Going Deep. If anybody in the world is an expert in LINQ-to it's certainly Bart. Not surprisingly, Bart created an implementation of LINQ-to-SharePoint before he started at Microsoft. The SharePoint programmability team was impressed and decided to take
a stab at a more robust solution, based loosely on Bart's great work.
Well, here we are today with a new installment of E2E and Bart leading the conversation with two of the key SharePoint team members behind LINQ-to-SharePoint: Program Manager Maxim Lukiyanov and Software Developer Ivan Han.
Here, we learn all about the thinking behind the thinking (rationale, design decisions, solution paths, etc) and where this approach will lead the SharePoint programming experience for pro and non-pro developers alike. We also learn that Bart has joined Erik Meijer's team of superdevelopers! I think Erik just may have the most talented team of creative thinkers and techinal over-achievers in the company! Go team, go!
Tune in. Enjoy.
Here's the two links you need to click on to get started. Please provide feedback!!
SDK with LINQ-toS-SharePoint API
SharePoint Server 2010 Beta