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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 20.6K GitHub stars and 4.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Homebrew's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Homebrew?

Companies
11 companies reportedly use Homebrew in their tech stacks, including Broadly, DryKISS Ltd, and Feather Direct, LLC.

Developers
153 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Homebrew.

Homebrew Integrations

Why developers like Homebrew?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Homebrew
Top Reasons

Homebrew Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Homebrew?
Nix
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.
Composer
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.
NuGet
A free and open-source package manager designed for the Microsoft development platform. It is also distributed as a Visual Studio extension.
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.
Hex
Hex is package manager for the Erlang VM. This project currently provides tasks that integrate with Mix, Elixir's build tool.
See all alternatives

Homebrew's Followers
139 developers follow Homebrew to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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