Hi Pearl guys of the XSharp variety, I look forward to contributing.
I am just returning to coding after a 6 month break following the end of the xBase Conference in Cologne - Robert would call it a sabbatical, I called it a woodworking break to freshen my mind ;-0)
I am going to start my X# work with transferring over all my material I developed on LINQ in C# some couple of years back. I have been waiting to be able to make an xBase version for you, of this work, for what seems like an age. Now I seem to have the chance to make it stick in X#.
I will need help form the Team with the required syntax, and how to use anonymous types in X#. But since I have a lot of useful and working C# code we ought to get Roslyn to work in our favour. Well, that's the theory.
I look forward to helping out, and passing on such 'stuff' to my friends and colleagues. With luck I will have some nice material for Cologne 2017 - April 24th - 28th I believe.
I don't think I can be helpful, as I'm too much a beginner, but Chris and Robert are doing a fantastic job here, and not only that: the development team is listening to us. There are several features in the language that were implemented on user request.
Its also nice to be back, and coding again - a good hobby for the Autumn and Winter days ;-0)
However, my woodworking "out building" is new and well insulated - dry and warm - so I won't be giving up my woodworking exactly, just cutting back on it for a little while.
You may be interested to know that over four years ago I had completed many sections of a 'ClickStart' eVolume on LINQ with C# - and also covering database access to SQL and even going as far as Entities using EF.
I am now hoping to make all this development work available to xBase guys and XSharp folk via these News Group forums.
I hope over the coming months that you start to enjoy LINQ as mush as I now do.
Attached is an outline of the contents of my work-in-progress "ClickStartLINQ" eLearning site.