This post is part of my 12 Days of .NET series. This is a (not terribly ambitious) series of posts on .NET topics that came up while I was working on a recent C# Web API project.
OK, so the last day is a weird place for a “getting started” post, but I’m just about out of other stuff, and I remembered a good article on this. The .NET ecosystem is getting pretty complicated, with Visual Studio Pro vs Visual Studio Code and .NET Framework vs .NET Core and a bunch of other decision points along the way. Here’s a good blog post with a flowchart for figuring out which direction you should go in, if you’re starting a new project and you’re kind of clueless.