The End of LINQ To SQL?
Today I read a few
blog posts that were
on the ADO.NET Team Blog
(David Hayden, Oren Eini
That announcement included the following lines which made everybody furious:
”We’re making significant investments in the Entity Framework such that
as of .NET 4.0 the Entity Framework will be our recommended data access
solution for LINQ to relational scenarios. We are listening to customers regarding
LINQ to SQL and will continue to evolve the product based on feedback we receive
from the community as well.”.
I share the same thoughts as David Hayden expressed in his post. I think that if
Microsoft is going to abandon LINQ to SQL, they should publish the framework on
CodePlex and let the community continue the development effort.
This way the people that started using LINQ to SQL in the last year
will have a support for that framework and won’t have to change all their data
access because the framework is legacy. Also, LINQ to SQL will continue to be
a light weight alternative to the Entity Framework like other open source frameworks
(NHibernate, SubSonic, Castle ActiveRecord and more).
If you think like the other community members and also like I do, write about it and
show that you care.