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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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Preparing the workspace

The first thing we have to do is to set up our workstation: it won't be difficult because we only need a small set of essential tools. These include Visual Studio 2015, the web platform installer, .NET Framework 4.5 or higher, a web server such as IIS or IIS Express, and a decent source code control system such as Git, Mercurial, or Team Foundation, which we will take for granted as you most likely already have them in place. Just make sure you're all set with these before going further.

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IMPORTANT

If you haven't already, be sure to download and install Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 and the .NET Core for Visual Studio Tools Preview 2. These are the latest updates at the time of writing, but will be updated in the near ...

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