Chocolatey is able to speed up the setup of your new developer computers
May 07, 2022

Chocolatey is able to speed up the setup of your new developer computers

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Chocolatey is used to manage the installation of windows software on developer machines. It was selected to improve the time needed to set up a new machine or to stay up-to-date on installed software.
  • Install windows software from the command shell.
  • Easy update of installed software.
  • Catalog of available software to choose from.
  • Available software to install is not easy to find.
  • You need admin rights to install all software.
  • Easy of use when installing available software.
  • Reproducible software installation on multiple machines.
  • Improved time to setup new machines
  • Improved security due to easy update process of installed software
On OSX machines we use brew which works if compared to Chocolatey, a lot better. You could see that on Windows machines the idea of a command line-based software installation tool is not very common, especially if you want to use tools like Python or other scripting languages.

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It is very easy to install a batch of Windows software from the command line when setting up a new machine. All needed software installs could be scripted in one batch file and then run on a new machine. It is also very easy to keep the installed software up-to-date via the command line.