.NET Standard and .NET Core are among the more exciting things to happen to developers over the last decade. There are many reasons to want to take the plunge and delve deep on the latest bits to build apps that can be written and run just about anywhere. There are many new and different ways of approaching tooling in this new world. Of course, Visual Studio 2017 does a lot of great things, but there are other options as well to complement the tools you already know and use. Explore your choices and find out if there are ways to improve your workflow and productivity in this exciting new world.