» Herding Code 129: Rob Reynolds on Chocolatey and the Chuck Norris Frameworks
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- Rob talks about how Nu helped shape the direction of NuGet.
- Chocolatey is a tool for installing system wide applications such as Notepad++ or Git.
- Rob explains that it is built in PowerShell on top of NuGet.
- The guys talk about the simple process to install Chocolatey and install an application.
- Rob explains how Chocolatey was born.
- John S. asks what the process is to create a new Chocolatey package.
- The PowerShell command to install Chocolatey is: iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString(“http://bit.ly/psChocInstall”))
- Jon G. asks what Chocolatey does behind the scenes when installing a package.
- Jon G. asks how to use Chocolatey to uninstall software Chocolatey installed.
- John S. asks if Chocolatey has been used in a way that wasn’t expected.
- The guys discuss the various ways of setting up a process to install multiple packages at once.
- Rob explains the difference between Chocolatey and Ninite.
- Kevin asks about the silent installs and how it works if the application doesn’t support silent installs.
- Kevin asks about the update story.
- The guys discuss learning and understanding PowerShell.
- Rob discusses the Chocolatey integration with Web Platform Installer.
- John S. asks about the reason behind writing Chocolatey in PowerShell.
- Kevin asks about Microsoft’s package manager, CoApp and how it relates to and is different from Chocolatey.
- John S. and Rob discuss how Chef, Puppet and Chocolatey could be used to spin up a new machine for a production deployment.
- Kevin asks about the fact that Rob is the owner of most of the Chocolatey packages and how he keeps track of updates to all those packages.
- Rob talks about the Chuck Norris framework and the following components of the framework:
- WarmuP -allows you to define templates for entire projects and change them as technology changes and you learn new things.
- UppercuT – is a conventional automated .NET build framework (templated NAnt). UppercuT is the insanely easy to use build framework.
- RoundhousE – is an automated database deployment (change management) system that allows you to use your current idioms and gain much more.
- DropkicK – is a fluent deployment framework that seeks to make deployments easier.
- Jon asks if the company Rob and Dru worked for when they were working on these projects was receptive to their open source development.
- Rob will be speaking on NuGet at CodeMash (it’s sold out) in January.