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Windows Package Management: NuGet and Chocolatey

Affiliation: UIUC


Type: Streaming Resource

Description: Developing software requires a collection of packages (aka libraries). Managing these packages can be a task all its own and usually requires a package manager. This course takes a look at some of the most popular tools for Windows package management: NuGet, Chocolatey, Boxstarter, and OneGet. Walt Ritscher shows how to integrate NuGet with Visual Studio 2015, the official Windows IDE, and work with NuGet packages. He also shows how to install and update Windows apps with Chocolatey, automate installs and reboots with Boxstarter, and manage all these third-party tools with OneGet (aka Windows 10 PackageManagement). Want to create custom packages not offered in any of these libraries? In the closing chapter, Walt explains how to create, publish, and install your own packages with the NuGet Packager extension.

Quality Level: production