Chocolatey packages for the AL developer

What is Chocolatey?

Chocolatey is a package manager for Windows. If you’ve ever spent time with a Linux distribution you may be familiar with package managers such as apt-get.

Chocolatey enables you to download and install software packages from the command line as long as someone has created a Chocolatey package.

How do I install Chocolatey?

Full installation instructions here:

I use the PowerShell method:

Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''))

Useful packages for the AL developer

I’ve listed a few packages below, but browse/search the package gallery here:

Visual Studio Code

> choco install vscode -y


> choco install git.install -y

Docker Desktop

> choco install docker-desktop -y

SQL Server Management Studio

> choco install sql-server-management-studio -y


> choco install postman -y


> choco install soapui -y

Jenkins (an alternative to Azure DevOps build agents)

> choco install jenkins -y

Not directly Business Central related, but other packages I’ve needed:

> choco install jdk8 -y
> choco install jre8 -y
> choco install maven -y

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