ASP.NET MVC5 – what you need to know to start coding on OSX

I spent a bit of time today to try and get MVC5 up and running on my MAC.

This Yeoman generator is a good starting point

Unfortunately the template is a bit out of date, and took me a while to get it to work.

The use of ~ to reference the root does not seem to be supported in mono and there are a few newer version of Microsoft.AspNet.WebPages and Microsoft.AspNet.Mvc

Here is the final result with a working version of MVC5 on OSX


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