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ASP.NET Core: Cloud-ready, Enterprise Web Application Development by James Singleton, Valerio De Sanctis, Mugilan T. S. Ragupathi

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Chapter 2. Setting Up the Environment

In any development project, it is vital to set up the right kind of development environment so that you can concentrate on the developing the solution rather than solving environment issues or configuration problems. With respect to .NET, Visual Studio is the defacto standard IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for building web applications in .NET.

In this chapter, you'll be learning about the following topics:

  • Purpose of IDE
  • Different offerings of Visual Studio
  • Installation of Visual Studio Community 2015
  • Creating your first ASP.NET MVC 5 project and project structure

Purpose of IDE

First of all, let us see why we need an IDE, when you can type the code in Notepad, compile it, and execute it.

When you develop ...

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