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Pro NuGet by Xavier Decoster, Maarten Balliauw

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Deploying Software with Chocolatey

The first part of this chapter focused on deploying a NuGet package remotely, but we’ll now do the opposite and look at a very interesting way of installing a NuGet package locally—no, not within your code base, but on your system. Obviously, these NuGet packages will contain something of interest for the entire system. How about an application? That’s right, an application! You can wrap an application installer into a NuGet package and have a common means of distributing those applications to various systems.

What Is Chocolatey?

Very early in the life of NuGet, Rob Reynolds and others in the community played with the idea of a systemwide package manager, much like apt-get, which is a very popular command-line ...

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