I just finished a short tutorial on ASP.NET Core 1.0 and all I can say is wow. Coming from Laravel and doing a sample project was super easy. I’m not giving up on Laravel but I can say that it would be a good deal of fun to help companies transition from their existing ASP.NET Framework apps and existing console or service apps to Linux. Imagine running a C# binary cron job with params or re-factoring an existing ASP.NET MVC app to ASP.NET Core that will run cross platform. I specifically like that I don’t need Visual Studio on my Mac via a VM. I can just use Visual Studio Code and still share my project with other developers who can open the project.json file in Visual Studio, compile and run without issue.