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What is Homebrew?

Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t. Homebrew installs packages to their own directory and then symlinks their files into /usr/local.
Homebrew is a tool in the Package Managers category of a tech stack.
Homebrew is an open source tool with 39.7K GitHub stars and 9.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Homebrew's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Homebrew?

24 companies reportedly use Homebrew in their tech stacks, including Trilo, Kaidee, and Datree.

546 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Homebrew.

Homebrew Integrations

Ruby, GNU Bash, cURL, 1Password, and Localazy are some of the popular tools that integrate with Homebrew. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Homebrew.
Pros of Homebrew
Clean, neat, powerful, fast and furious

Homebrew Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Homebrew?
It makes package management reliable and reproducible. It provides atomic upgrades and rollbacks, side-by-side installation of multiple versions of a package, multi-user package management and easy setup of build environments.
It is the package installer for Python. You can use pip to install packages from the Python Package Index and other indexes.
npm is the command-line interface to the npm ecosystem. It is battle-tested, surprisingly flexible, and used by hundreds of thousands of JavaScript developers every day.
A free and open-source distribution of the Python and R programming languages for scientific computing, that aims to simplify package management and deployment. Package versions are managed by the package management system conda.
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.
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Homebrew's Followers
504 developers follow Homebrew to keep up with related blogs and decisions.