LINQPad Reviews

Extremely convenient

Positive Review by alterkenji
about LINQPad Feb 2015

I've been using it for years with premium features activated (the Intellisense is definitely worth paying for), both at home and at work.

Every time I need to rapidly whip up some C# test code I fire up LINQPad and get right to it, since it's so much quicker and easier than having to take the long slow route through Visual Studio. I often write algorithms and thorougly test them out in LINQPad, and then transfer it into a project I'm currently working on, for production use. This way I save a lot of time and avoid debugging frustrations (the Dump extension method in LINQPad is wonderful for quick and comprehensive testing and debugging).

That it's also a simple and great way to do database work, especially through Entity Framework with LINQ, is a great bonus. I also think it's better than MS SQL Server Management Studio, though it of course doesn't have all of the features.

Highly recommended for all .NET code ninjas (and LINQ freaks). :)