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1. Is ORM (Linq, Hibernate...) really that useful?

I have been playing with some LINQ ORM (LINQ directly to SQL) and I have to admit I like its expressive powers . For small utility-like apps, It also works quite ...

2. linq to xml - read hibernate file

How can I get the connection.connection_string value from the following hibernate xml file using linq?

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<hibernate-configuration xmlns="urn:nhibernate-configuration-2.2">
     <property name="connection.provider">NHibernate.Connection.DriverConnectionProvider</property>