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Introduction to NuGet

This is a basic introduction to the NuGet library package management and dependency system that is integrated with Visual Studio. In this course, you will learn how to create and publish NuGet Packages. You will also learn how to host your own NuGet feed and gallery.

Authored by: John V. Petersen
Duration: 4h 10m
Level: Intermediate
Released: 5/25/2012
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This course is a basic introduction to NuGet. NuGet is a library and file dependency manager that is integrated into Visual Studio. With NuGet, you can wrap any kind of file (EXE's, DLL's, js/html/css files, source code, etc.) in a NuGet Package. In addition to contained files, a NuGet Package contains meta-data that describes what your files do as well as any dependencies that may exist with other NuGet Packages. NuGet Packages are published to either public or private feeds. The official NuGet feed and gallery can be found at In this course, you will learn how to create and publish packages with the various NuGet Tools. In addition, you will learn how to host your own NuGet Feed and gallery.

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John has been developing software for over 20 years. Today, he focuses on ASP.NET development and is having more fun than ever solving for clients. John is a Practice Director for Custom Application Development at Neudesic, a Microsoft Gold Partner and the Trusted Technology Partner in Business Innovation. A 10-time recipient of Microsoft’s MVP Award; currently an ASP.NET/IIS MVP. John is also an ASP Insider, and is the INETA Mentorfor PA and WV. John is the author of several books and is a frequent contributor to CODE-Magazine.