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All Package management tools explained

Package management tools are essential for managing software dependencies, versions, and installations in various programming languages and operating systems. Here’s an overview of some of the most commonly used package management tools:

1. NuGet

Language: .NET (C#, F#, VB.NET)

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

dotnet add package Newtonsoft.Json

2. npm (Node Package Manager)

Language: JavaScript (Node.js)

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

npm install express

3. Yarn

Language: JavaScript (Node.js)

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

yarn add express

4. Maven

Language: Java

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
  <artifactId>spring-core</artifactId>
  <version>5.3.8</version>
</dependency>

5. Gradle

Language: Java, Kotlin, Groovy

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

dependencies {
    implementation 'org.springframework:spring-core:5.3.8'
}

6. Pip

Language: Python

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

pip install requests

7. Bundler

Language: Ruby

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

# Gemfile
gem 'rails', '~> 6.1.3'
bundle install

8. Composer

Language: PHP

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

{
    "require": {
        "monolog/monolog": "2.0.*"
    }
}
composer install

9. Cargo

Language: Rust

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

[dependencies]
serde = "1.0"
cargo build

10. Hex

Language: Elixir

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

defp deps do
  [
    {:phoenix, "~> 1.5.8"}
  ]
end
mix deps.get

11. Yum (Yellowdog Updater, Modified)

Platform: Linux (Red Hat-based distributions)

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

yum install httpd

12. RPM (Red Hat Package Manager)

Platform: Linux

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

rpm -i package.rpm

13. APT (Advanced Package Tool)

Platform: Linux (Debian-based distributions)

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

sudo apt-get install apache2

14. Chocolatey

Platform: Windows

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

choco install git

15. Homebrew

Platform: macOS (and Linux)

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

brew install wget

16. Pkg (FreeBSD)

Platform: FreeBSD

Key Features:

Usage:

Example:

pkg install apache24
Published on: Jul 09, 2024, 11:40 PM  
 

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