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?
46 companies reportedly use NuGet in their tech stacks, including ViaVarejo, Mews, and Backend.
121 developers on StackShare have stated that they use NuGet.
Visual Studio, .NET, ASP.NET Zero, FOSSA, and WhiteSource are some of the popular tools that integrate with NuGet. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with NuGet.
Pros of NuGet
Best package (and maybe only 1) management for .NET
NuGet Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to NuGet?
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