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Learning Angular for .NET Developers by Rajesh Gunasundaram

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The Dotnet Execution Environment- DNX

The primary role of DNX is to run the .NET applications by hosting the CLR in the framework. The newly introduced command-line interface dotnet cli has the executable part of the DNX. Dotnet cli helps run applications and restore packages that are specified in the project.json.

The DNX command-line application has its own process to execute an application instead of Windows or IIS executing the app; the DNX hosts the CLR instead of the operating system. The DNX will look for an entry point in the form of a Main method and run the application from there. As a separate process runs the app and thus there is no dependency on the operating system anymore, the DNX command-line application can be developed ...

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