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What is NuGet?

A free and open-source package manager designed for the Microsoft development platform. It is also distributed as a Visual Studio extension.
NuGet is a tool in the Package Managers category of a tech stack.

Who uses NuGet?

Companies
29 companies reportedly use NuGet in their tech stacks, including Hangfire, Nexosis API, and Selligent Marketing Cloud.

Developers
54 developers on StackShare have stated that they use NuGet.

NuGet Integrations

Visual Studio, .NET, Paket, ProGet, and MyGet are some of the popular tools that integrate with NuGet. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with NuGet.

Why developers like NuGet?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use NuGet
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Jobs that mention NuGet as a desired skillset

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NuGet Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to NuGet?
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
npm
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.
Bower
Bower is a package manager for the web. It offers a generic, unopinionated solution to the problem of front-end package management, while exposing the package dependency model via an API that can be consumed by a more opinionated build stack. There are no system wide dependencies, no dependencies are shared between different apps, and the dependency tree is flat.
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.
ProGet
It allows users to host and manage personal or enterprise-wide packages, applications, and components. It was originally designed as a private NuGet manager and symbol and source server.
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NuGet's Followers
46 developers follow NuGet to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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