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L. JacksonThe Complete ASP.NET Core 3 API Tutorialhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6255-9_2

2. Setting Up Your Development Environment

Les Jackson1 
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Chapter Summary

In this chapter, we detail the tools and setup you’ll require to follow the examples in this book.

When Done, You Will

  • Understand what tools you’ll need to install

  • Have installed those tools and configured your environment ready for development

The Three Amigos: Windows, Mac, and Linux

One of the benefits of the .NET Core Framework (when compared with the original .NET Framework) is that it’s truly cross-platform,1 meaning that you can develop and run the same apps on Windows, OSX (Mac), or Linux. For the vast majority of this book, the OS ...

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