The McDev Blog

Kevin McKelvin's perspective of the Ruby world.

Nu – .NET Package Management

So the cool kids over on the Ruby / RoR camp have had their Gems package manager for ages now. It’s a brilliant system of managing your project’s dependencies without having to xcopy files around the whole time and it’s one thing that the .NET side has lacked for a very long time.

So here comes Nu, a package manager built on the Ruby & Gems platform that integrates with .NET assemblies. Finally, no more wondering “did I remember to update my Castle dependency?” or “Which version of StructureMap was this built on again?”

I see @ayende’s beaten me to blogging about it, so be sure to read his opinion as well. TekPub’s got an introductory video on Nu on their Open Source channel as well that demonstrates how easy it is to get hold of popular dependencies with Nu.