JetBrains (maker of IntelliJ IDEA) recently released the initial version of Rider - their open source .NET/.NET Core IDE. That's right: version 1 is out, after a few years of development. But is it any good?
Microsoft provide a few IDEs (VS Code being cross platform too - which is a first), but which should you use for .NET Core development and how do you choose? What are the official tooling options available when you are forced to choose between them?
Visual Studio 2107 was recently released. In this blog post I guide you through installing it on Windows, and ways to use it even if you don't run Windows (and don't like the idea of dual booting or using a local VM). We'll also build an extremely simple application together, because I'm nice like that.
With so many official tooling options available, what's a developer to do? This week we go through some of the different tooling options that Microsoft have provided us for working in .NET Core and not all of them are Windows applications (shocking!)