What is 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.
Nix is a tool in the Package Managers category of a tech stack.
Nix is an open source tool with 2.6K GitHub stars and 457 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Nix's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Nix?

27 companies reportedly use Nix in their tech stacks, including RELEX, OpinionLab, and Scality.

5 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Nix.

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Nix Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Nix?
Composer 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’t. Homebrew installs packages to their own directory and then symlinks their files into /usr/local.
A free and open-source package manager designed for the Microsoft development platform. It is also distributed as a Visual Studio extension.
Hex is package manager for the Erlang VM. This project currently provides tasks that integrate with Mix, Elixir's build tool.
It is a package manager for the SystemJS universal module loader, built on top of the dynamic ES6 module loader. You can load npm packages in modern browsers with the native browser ES module loader.
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Nix's Followers
5 developers follow Nix to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Yorick van Pelt
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