The following instructions are for installing development environment on Windows and Docker, as well as for documentation environment on Linux. You can see more detailed instructions that include the Mac OS X operating system here.
In any case, the main objective is to install DNVM and DNU. With these tools you can then install specific DNX flavours to develop your .NET applications, including ASP.NET 5 projects.
Installation on Windows
For Windows you have the choice of whether using Visual Studio or not, using it is recommended. Visual Studio 2015 was released on July 20th and Microsoft provides a free community version. When installing it, be sure to select the Microsoft Web Developer Tools checkbox. This will install ASP.NET 4 and 5.
Installation on Docker
Clone the ASP.NET5CO repository
Locally build the image with the project’s Dockerfile
Create/run the container. Note that
CONTAINERPORT matches the PORT in the
Inside the container, create user aspnet5co_user with UID same as the environment variable ASPNET5CO_USER. Supply a password, it’s ok to forget/lose it.
Exit the container
The container created in can be used to run and manage DNX applications and also to create scaffolds/templates.