This topic is not directly Qlik related, but I am sure many of you work on multiple environments and can benefit from automating and simplifying your setup work. I wanted to introduce a tool that makes my installation and test work easier and more efficient every day.
Chocolatey (https://chocolatey.org/) is software management automation for Windows, which simplifies and allows you to automate install, upgrade and uninstall of software in the Windows environment.
After installing Chocolatey Package Manager (https://chocolatey.org/install), you can simply manage installation via Powershell or Windows Command Prompt. Chocolatey provides over 5,000 packages (https://chocolatey.org/packages) with the most common software and releases. Below are a short list of the most common ones that I use, but take a look on the website for more package depending on what you commonly install on your environments.
NOTE1: Run PowerShell elevated as Administrator, to ensure all installation operations are allowed.
NOTE2: Use --yes flag to force Yes on all conformation questions.