Get Nix running on your system · Zero to Nix
Welcome! It's great to see that you're interested in Nix. In this quick start, we'll get Nix installed on your system and provide you with a small taste of Nix's feature set by accomplishing some practical things, such as creating a development environment and building a package using Nix.
- We use Nix at work. I’ve always struggled to understand it fully. Zero to Nix is amazing, helped a lot to get the why and how of Nix.
- Here’s a few more blog posts I found helpful for NIx →
Nix is a tool for managing packages and system configurations in a declarative manner. Flakes are a new user interface to clean up many of its rough edges. This guide explains how to use Nix from first principles, via a Flake-focused approach.
What Is Nix and Why You Should Use It
How often do you find yourself in a situation where something builds and works on your machine, but doesn't build on CI or fails catastrophically in production? In many cases, those problems are a symptom of something most developers face: lack of reproducibility.