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Homebrew vs NuGet: What are the differences?

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; 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.

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

Homebrew is an open source tool with 18.2K GitHub stars and 4.08K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Homebrew's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Homebrew has a broader approval, being mentioned in 6 company stacks & 25 developers stacks; compared to NuGet, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

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What is 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.

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 Homebrew and NuGet?
Nix
It makes package management reliable and reproducible. It provides atomic upgrades and rollbacks, side-by-side installation of multiple versions of a package, multi-user package management and easy setup of build environments.
pip
It is the package installer for Python. You can use pip to install packages from the Python Package Index and other indexes.
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.
Anaconda
A free and open-source distribution of the Python and R programming languages for scientific computing, that aims to simplify package management and deployment. Package versions are managed by the package management system conda.
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.
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