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Published: Mar 16, 2012
Last Updated: May 22, 2013
Package systems for third-party library management continue to gain acceptance and features across all platforms. We called out NuGet as a recent entry, and the addition of Chocolatey NuGet exemplifies the advances and capabilities springing up around this essential agile engineering practice.
Package management systems are a widely accepted practice for incorporating third party libraries. Tools such as RubyGems, Maven, APT, are available at both language and system level. NuGet is such a system for .Net platform. It consists of a Visual Studio IDE extension and a PowerShell module that opens the possibility for further improving build automation on the .Net platform.