Setting up the Environment
In this lesson, we'll download all the technologies we're using in this course
Setting up the environment#
Download ASP.NET Core - Click Here
Since we are building a web application and want a robust technology, we will be using ASP.NET Core to do this. First thing you need to do is go to the website, dotnet.microsoft.com, and download the software development kit.
In this course, we will be using version 5, and in version 5 and all the future versions, core is omitted from the name; hence, it's called ASP.NET 5. So get used to calling it .Net instead of .Net Core.
At the time of recording this, the recommended version is .Net 5.0. Although the preview version 6 is available, it can't be guaranteed that all dependencies we're going to use in this course are compatible with version 6 or not, and we won't be taking the risk, so go ahead and install version 5.0. Don't worry about the version change; the library is very mature and in almost all situations, changes are not breaking, so there's nothing to worry about.
As ASP.Net is cross-platform, downloads are available for Windows, Linux and MacOS. You can also install it in a docker container, but I'm going to download the Mac OS version.
Once it's correctly installed, open the terminal, type
dotnet --info, and press enter; you will see if it's correctly installed. You can download multiple versions at once, as you can in my terminal.
Check if it's correctly installed: