Chocolatey vs Homebrew: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Homebrew? The Missing Package Manager for macOS. 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.
Chocolatey and Homebrew can be categorized as "Package Managers" tools.
Homebrew is an open source tool with 18.6K GitHub stars and 4.15K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Homebrew's open source repository on GitHub.
Broadly, Feather Direct, LLC, and King's Digital Lab are some of the popular companies that use Homebrew, whereas Chocolatey is used by CompSquare Company Limited, Swift Capital, and Aspect. Homebrew has a broader approval, being mentioned in 9 company stacks & 63 developers stacks; compared to Chocolatey, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.