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.NET Core is a cross-platform, open-source, and modular .NET platform for creating modern application and services that run on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It consists of a run-time, libraries and a set of command-line tools. This session covers the basics of .NET Core development including the use of the command-line tools, Visual Studio 2015, unit testing, and using .NET Core projects with other projects. You will learn how to install .NET Core on different platforms, how to write and run a simple application using the command-line tools, how to import the application into Visual Studio, and how to mix .NET Core applications with libraries from the .NET Framework.