What are package managers (Homebrew and Chocolatey)?

added by JavaScript Kicks
11/19/2018 8:42:30 AM


Package managers make it easy to install, update, and manage software. Think about the Mac and iOS app stores, the Windows app store, or the various Android app stores. The differences are that package managers are primarily for command line apps (although most of the modern ones will also handle GUI apps), and the apps are generally free and open-source (although closed-source apps also show up in package managers).