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Microsoft Blinq Prototype

I am sure most of us have heard about LINQ (Language Integrated Query), DLINQ (Data) and XLINQ (XML). Today I came across this new thing called ‘BLINQ’. It seems to be an interesting tool. Now the obvious question is: What is BLINQ?

Blinq is a tool for generating ASP.NET websites for displaying, creating, and manipulating data based on database schema. Just point Blinq at a SQL database and it will create a website with pages that display sorted and paged data, allow you to update or delete records, create new records, and follow relationships between tables in your database. You don’t need to write SQL queries to use Blinq; LINQ will generate optimized queries for you that request just the data you want to show. Blinq uses the May LINQ Community Tech Preview to access data. The code Blinq creates is simple and easy to customize to fit your needs. Everything in the website Blinq creates is meant as a starting point for a website that meets your needs perfectly, so have fun customizing the pages, experimenting with the code, and making it yours!” – This is the overview given on the asp.net web site. You can go ahead and download Blinq from the very same site.

Do let me know your comments on the usefulness of this tool, once you have tried it out.

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