Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

Getting started with .NET Core on Mac, Linux, and Windows

Damian Edwards (Microsoft), David Fowler (Microsoft)
9:00am–12:30pm Monday, 05/16/2016
The New Stuff
Location: Ballroom C Level: Intermediate
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Prerequisite knowledge

Attendees should have general software development knowledge.

Materials or downloads needed in advance

Attendees need a laptop running OS X, Linux, or Windows with your favorite code editor installed. You'll also need a GitHub account.


Damian Edwards and David Fowler explain how to get started developing console and web applications for Mac, Linux, and Windows using the newly open source software .NET Core.

Topics include:

  • .NET Core overview
  • Acquiring .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 for Mac, Linux, and Windows
  • Understanding the basic building blocks of a .NET Core application
  • Using the .NET CLI to create, compile, package, and deploy .NET Core applications
  • Setting up your text editors with rich IDE capabilities for .NET Core using OmniSharp
  • Looking at the source for .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 and modifying and using custom builds in your applications
  • Contributing to .NET Core and ASP.NET 5
  • Next steps
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Damian Edwards


Damian Edwards is principal program manager for ASP.NET at Microsoft.

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David Fowler


David Fowler is principal software engineer for ASP.NET at Microsoft.

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Nyah Check
05/08/2016 3:25am CDT

Looking forward to this