nvm VS SDKMan

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Node Version Manager - POSIX-compliant bash script to manage multiple active node.js versions (by nvm-sh)


The SDKMAN! Command Line Interface (by sdkman)
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nvm SDKMan
313 159
75,390 5,819
1.8% 1.0%
7.8 4.5
about 1 month ago about 2 months ago
Shell Gherkin
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of nvm. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-04-08.


Posts with mentions or reviews of SDKMan. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-03-07.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing nvm and SDKMan you can also consider the following projects:

jenv - Manage your Java environment

asdf - Extendable version manager with support for Ruby, Node.js, Elixir, Erlang & more

nvs - Node Version Switcher - A cross-platform tool for switching between versions and forks of Node.js

fnm - πŸš€ Fast and simple Node.js version manager, built in Rust

jabba - (cross-platform) Java Version Manager

corepack - Zero-runtime-dependency package acting as bridge between Node projects and their package managers

volta - Volta: JS Toolchains as Code. ⚑

Homebrew-cask - 🍻 A CLI workflow for the administration of macOS applications distributed as binaries

bun - Incredibly fast JavaScript runtime, bundler, test runner, and package manager – all in one

asdf-nodejs - Node.js plugin for asdf version manager

nodist - Natural node.js and npm version manager for windows.