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?
10 companies reportedly use Chocolatey in their tech stacks, including Backend, internet-of-things, and BörseGo AG.
36 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Chocolatey.
- works with all existing software installation technologies
- works with runtime binaries and zip archives
Chocolatey Alternatives & Comparisons
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