Getting Started with ASP.NET 5 for OS X, Linux, and Windows (2015)
1. Preparing Development Environment
1.1 ASP.NET 5
ASP.NET 5 is a lean and composable framework for building web and cloud applications. ASP.NET 5 is fully open source and available on GitHub, http://github.com/aspnet/home . ASP.NET 5 is currently in preview when this book is written.
This book will focus on how to develop ASP.NET 5 on OS X, Linux and Windows platforms. We use ASP.NET 5 core beta4.
1.2 System Requirements
For testing, I use Debian/Ubuntu Linux, OS X Yosemite and Windows 8.1. You can use any Linux distribution which inheritanced from Debian based.
1.3 Development Tools
In general, we can use any editor to write ASP.NET 5program. I recommend to use Sublime Text, http://www.sublimetext.com/ , to write ASP.NET 5 codes. Microsoft also released Visual Studio Code and you can download it on https://code.visualstudio.com/ .