Package Management Systems3:38 with Jeremy McLain
We discuss what package management systems are and how they're helpful.
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Why is it called NuGet?
Sometime in early to mid 2010, a few .NET developers envied the awesomeness of Ruby’s Gem package management system so they decided to make their own. By August of 2010 they had a working package management system. They changed the name to Nubular because because it was, well, tubular dude. And, of course, it just had to start with an N because it was meant for .NET. Back then, the way to install Nubular was to first install Ruby and then use Gem to install Nubular.
At the same time, Microsoft was working on their own package management system for .NET. They called it NPack. Again with the names that start with N! They heard about Nubular and decided to open source NPack and requested the help of Nubular developers. They renamed the project to NuPack. This was one of the first times Microsoft worked in earnest with the open source community and it turned out smashingly well!
In late October of 2010 it was ready to be released as a Visual Studio extension. Before releasing it, the community decided to rename it NuGet because there was already a piece of software out there called NuPack.
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