LINQ and SQL Server: Good or Bad Addition to the Database World?
While SQL Server 2008 has introduced many new features and improved many existing ones, one of the newer database features that has recently started taking the development world by storm is Language Integrated Query or LINQ. There are many different varieties of LINQ, including: LINQ to XML, LINQ to Entities, LINQ over Dataset (VB and C#), and LINQ to SQL.
This is what you get when someone who is no programmer tries to stick their leg into matters no one in their ancestors ever understood.
By the looks, it seems that T-SQL itself natively supports LINQ. :)