There certainly have been a lot of rumors flying around the blogosphere the last 48 hours regarding LINQ to SQL. I saw three stories on the front page of DotNetKicks alone.
Regarding LINQ to SQL, we definitely don’t have plans to drop this. We plan to continue to fully support this going forward.
I actually blog most of my samples using LINQ to SQL these days (I just did one last week on ASP.NET MVC form scenarios and used LINQ to SQL for the data access). Expect to see me continue to blog more about it in the future.
This is good news. I won’t post links to them, but I’ve seen some pretty nasty comments left on other blogs regarding the perceived death of LINQ to SQL.
And besides — think about it — LINQ to SQL is part of the .NET Framework 3.0/3.5 — there’s no way that they can remove it anyway.
Thanks for letting me know, Joe! (BTW, great book! It’s one of the most well-written down-to-earth and thorough books on LINQ out there. Very helpful.)