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Composer vs NuGet: What are the differences?

What is Composer? Dependency Manager for PHP. 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.

What is NuGet? The package manager for .NET. A free and open-source package manager designed for the Microsoft development platform. It is also distributed as a Visual Studio extension.

Composer and NuGet can be primarily classified as "Package Managers" tools.

Composer is an open source tool with 20.2K GitHub stars and 5.54K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Composer's open source repository on GitHub.

Walls.io, Zumba, and Infoshare are some of the popular companies that use Composer, whereas NuGet is used by Nexosis, Selligent Marketing Cloud, and advertiise. Composer has a broader approval, being mentioned in 95 company stacks & 55 developers stacks; compared to NuGet, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

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    Must have dependency manager for PHP
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    Centralized autoload.php
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    Large number of libraries
  • 0
    Best package (and maybe only 1) management for .NET

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What is 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.

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.

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What are some alternatives to Composer and NuGet?
Docker Compose
With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
Docker
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
Kubernetes
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
Docker Swarm
Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
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