12/01/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2021 12:26
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Software complexity is on the rise, but thanks to package managers, using software is easier than it's ever been. In 2021, nearly every operating system, language ecosystem and framework contains a package manager or several. Package managers take over where your compiler left off, integrating different versions of packages and ensuring they can be installed safely, reliably and in a compatible configuration on your system. Think of it this way: compilers integrate large applications, package managers integrate software ecosystems.
Working on a package manager requires a broad range of expertise from language runtimes, to open source deployment policy, distribution management, dependency solving and developer workflows. Package managers bridge the gap between developers and last-mile software deployment.
On November 9 and 10, six VMware engineers contributed their expertise on a range of topics at the first annual PackagingCon, a two-day virtual conference that brought different software ecosystems together-namely, developers of package management software,software packagers and its communities.
Click on each of the session links below to listen and learn more about the given topic: