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ASP.NET Developer's JumpStart by Ken Getz, Paul D. Sheriff

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Setting Up Your Environment

Before you can begin coding, you'll need to set up your computer, and Visual Studio .NET, to make the best use of your time and the tools. The next few sections discuss the details of architecting a maintainable desktop computer environment and choosing the important Visual Studio .NET options.

Computer Setup

It's important that you configure your development system appropriately. If you're working with multiple developers, this is especially important, because you want all computers to be configured similarly.

We've found that it's crucial for developers to be able to rebuild machines, from scratch, with a minimum of effort. This means that it's imperative that data be stored separately from the operating system. ...

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