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.