What is Chocolatey?

It is based on a developer-centric package manager called NuGet. Unlike manual installations, It adds, updates, and uninstalls programs in the background requiring very little user interaction.
Chocolatey is a tool in the Package Managers category of a tech stack.

Who uses Chocolatey?

9 companies reportedly use Chocolatey in their tech stacks, including B枚rseGo AG, internet-of-things, and River Island.

24 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Chocolatey.

Chocolatey Integrations

Why developers like Chocolatey?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Chocolatey
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Public Decisions about Chocolatey

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Chocolatey in their tech stack.

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Derek Murawsky
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Chocolatey is used to assist in deploying software to servers and development workstations. Chocolatey

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Chocolatey's Features

  • works with all existing software installation technologies
  • works with runtime binaries and zip archives

Chocolatey Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Chocolatey?
A free and open-source package manager designed for the Microsoft development platform. It is also distributed as a Visual Studio extension.
Bazel is a build tool that builds code quickly and reliably. It is used to build the majority of Google's software, and thus it has been designed to handle build problems present in Google's development environment.
It installs programs to your home directory by default. So you don鈥檛 need admin permissions to install programs, and you won鈥檛 see UAC popups every time you need to add or remove a program.
It is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare the libraries your project depends on and it will manage (install/update) them for you.
Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn鈥檛. Homebrew installs packages to their own directory and then symlinks their files into /usr/local.
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Chocolatey's Followers
25 developers follow Chocolatey to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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