LINQ to SQL Performance

Developers have been playing with LINQ to SQL long enough now that they are past the “how to” and thinking about performance. Jim Wooley blogs about LINQ to SQL Perf and using CompiledQuery.Compile to get the best performance. He also points to a series of posts on LINQ to SQL Performance by msdn blogger, Rico Mariani.

Of course, the next question for me is how LINQ to SQL will compare to LINQ to Entities and some of the other methods of extracting data via Entity Framework. While Entity Framework is still in earlier stages than LINQ to SQL and I’m guessing they are still working out perf, I did ask about this on the ADO.NET Orcas forums and was told that they’ll be working on writing something up about this.

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