Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware that Microsoft's .NET platform has gone open source. In this session, we'll take a look at this brave new world and discuss how you can start leveraging this powerful dev stack without paying Microsoft anything. Ever. We'll cover how to get started with .NET core console apps, the Visual Studio Code IDE, a brief overview of the NuGet package manager, an introduction to ASP.NET core, some of the cool new features of C# 7 and 8, and how to deploy your apps with Docker. If you're curious about .NET, just getting started, or have had experience with it in a past life, this session is for you and will get you up to speed.
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