Why Did .NET Core Build A .dll and not an .exe?

Started playing with .NET Core and, typical developer, didn’t read any docs first. Installed the tools, created a new project and typed Console.WriteLine(“Hello world.”).  And what did I get when I compiled? A .dll?  Weird. There was a public static void main(). What did I do wrong? Well, I went and read some docs, in particular, this one: https://dotnet.github.io/docs/getting-started/cli-console-app-tutorial. [Read More]

Using Visual Studio 2015 Project Templates and .NET Core

Okay, this wasn’t entirely obvious: to get nifty project templates for .NET Core applications, you have to install both Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 (https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/vs2015-update2-vs.aspx) and the .NET Core SDK for Windows (https://www.microsoft.com/net/core). Then you’ll see the templates for .NET Core when creating a new project. [Read More]