Appendix A. Development environment setup

This appendix describes how to set up a development environment for working with the code you write throughout this book. The development environment has five parts:

  • An IDE— You can choose between using Visual Studio 2015 or newer, Visual Studio Code, ATOM, or JetBrains Rider. Visual Studio 2015 is Windows-only, whereas the other three work on Windows, OS X, and Linux.
  • dotnet—You need the dotnet command-line tool.
  • Yeoman ASP.NET generator— You need this to create ASP.NET Core projects. If you use Visual Studio, you can create projects through Visual Studio instead, but throughout this book you’ll use Yeoman. Visual Studio and Yeoman project templates are similar, but not identical.
  • Postman— You ...

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