Lesson 2 - Software Installation
Here are the download URLs for the programs I'll use in these lessons. I'm using Visual Studio Community Edition 2022, but included the download link for Visual Studio Code, in case you'd rather use that.
After installing these programs, start them up, to make sure they work.
Visual Studio Community Edition 2022
Visual Studio Code
* NOTE: The sample application uses .NET 6. To install this, you can run Visual Studio Installer, select "Modify" -> "Individual Components" and check the ".NET 6" option.
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft installation guide
NOTE: When you install SQL Server, set the authentication mode to "SQL Server and Windows Authentication mode", if you want to be able to connect to the database with using either your Windows account or a SQL Server user.
SQL Server Management Studio
If you have any problems installing any of these programs, please leave a comment asking for assistance.