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NuGet vs pnpm: What are the differences?

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; pnpm: Fast, disk space efficient package manager. It uses hard links and symlinks to save one version of a module only ever once on a disk. When using npm or Yarn for example, if you have 100 projects using the same version of lodash, you will have 100 copies of lodash on disk. With pnpm, lodash will be saved in a single place on the disk and a hard link will put it into the node_modules where it should be installed.

NuGet and pnpm belong to "Package Managers" category of the tech stack.

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Pros of NuGet
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    Best package (and maybe only 1) management for .NET
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    Fast
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    Uses less disk space
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    Works as a Node.js package manager
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    Has CLI auto-completion
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    Has a nice UI

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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.

What is pnpm?

It uses hard links and symlinks to save one version of a module only ever once on a disk. When using npm or Yarn for example, if you have 100 projects using the same version of lodash, you will have 100 copies of lodash on disk. With pnpm, lodash will be saved in a single place on the disk and a hard link will put it into the node_modules where it should be installed.

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What are some alternatives to NuGet and pnpm?
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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