New toolchain for .NET – dotnet CLI

A few months ago Scott Hanselman at the Connect() conference announced dotnet CLI and functionality of native compilation of .NET for linux. As this new toolchain is going to be released with RC2 of ASP.NET in mid-February, I feel this is a good moment to gather all information about it and wrap it around my judgement. TLDR – summary of things for those who like concise form. Introduction to dotnet CLI The new tool is now called dotnet and often referred as dotnet CLI to prevent misunderstandings with .NET. This new tool changes the way we handle builds in ASP.NET Core