On 3 October, I will attend Microsofts half-day on data access, in Malmö, where Erik Meijer and Jimmy Nilsson will talk. Erik Meijer is one of the (many) reasons that I chose to focus on .NET rather than Java. After you read this post, go and read all his papers! :)
A funny quote from the event page:
[...] in the first half of the last century, mathematicians invented monads, which have subsequently migrated to the computer science mainstream via functional programming (mainly Haskell) and have recently shown up as LINQ in C# 3.0 and Visual Basic.Jimmy Nilsson is the author of Applying Domain-Driven Design and Patterns, which I read this summer, great book! And, by the way, Jimmy is the second best developer in Sweden (rated by ComputerSweden).
Finally, a note-to-self: try to write shorter posts and more often.