Tried VS2017 on Mac. I am well versed with super-awesome Xamarin Studio on Mac and work extensively on VS2015. I am aware that VS2017 is built out of Xamarin studio; but the VS2017 editor is very stable and “feels at home”.
You may install the installer from https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/visual-studio-mac/
VS2017 is a fully featured IDE and not to be confused with Visual Studio Code; which is more of a quick; light weight code editor.
For building a quick; .net core application;
select the template and go…
it will take some time to initiate the boiler-plate code and fetch all dependancies..
If .Net core is not install; it will ask to install Homebrew for openssl along with .net core installation
Homebrew installation is here
The formula for OpenSSL is @ http://brewformulas.org/Openssl
At mac terminal paste to below command for Homebrew
ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)”
brew install openssl
or for updating OpenSSL
brew link –force openssl
if struck; find more information here
You may be required to update Nuget packages when running for the first time
VS2017 debugging features are as awesome as it gets..
.Net core is proving to be a great alternative to enterprise level NodeJs; Now with the great tooling supports it might be a better one!!