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Chocolatey vs Composer: What are the differences?

Chocolatey: A command line application installer for Windows *. 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; *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.

Chocolatey and Composer belong to "Package Managers" category of the tech stack.

Composer is an open source tool with 20.5K GitHub stars and 5.56K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Composer's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Composer has a broader approval, being mentioned in 138 company stacks & 246 developers stacks; compared to Chocolatey, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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    What is 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.

    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.

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    What are some alternatives to Chocolatey and Composer?
    NuGet
    A free and open-source package manager designed for the Microsoft development platform. It is also distributed as a Visual Studio extension.
    Bazel
    Bazel is a build tool that builds code quickly and reliably. It is used to build the majority of Google's software, and thus it has been designed to handle build problems present in Google's development environment.
    Scoop.sh
    It installs programs to your home directory by default. So you don’t need admin permissions to install programs, and you won’t see UAC popups every time you need to add or remove a program.
    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.
    Homebrew
    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.
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