If cross platform is going to be the song sung by the ASP.NET community, the console tooling is really going to have to keep step with other tech stacks. Yeoman generators for ASP.NET Core give developers the basics needed to avoid the requirement of crufting together projects and new files.
Here in episode 11, Dave demonstrates some of the open-source Yeomon templates freely available to use in your projects (and that you can contribute to). Spin up various ASP.NET Core projects including MVC Core projects, or single files to jump-start your development.
The production code for this episode is dm.