Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· manix84

My quick start for OS X

When I get given a new Mac by work, or buy a new one for myself, I always follow the same steps to setup my system for fast development.

 Install the following:

  • Homebrew, You do need to install Xcode first:
  • * Xcode - my personal preference, but I use a lot of its features.
  • * Or GCC - which is an open source and much faster to download alternative to Xcode.
  • Sublime Text, with these plugins:
  • * Sublime Package Manager
  • * SublimeLinter - I've got a write-up of how to install this, which includes a nice file settings of settings I use personally.
  • Alfred - An excellent replacement for SpotLight
  • Total Terminal - Extremely useful in my day to day development.
  • Growl - It's always nice to know whats happening (redundant if you have Mountain Lion)
  • DotFiles - These are my preference. If you find yourself making changes to your own liking, branch :). Remember to push anything back, which you think is a good addition to the repo.

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You forgot Homebrew!

over 1 year ago ·

You're right, I'm adding it now.

over 1 year ago ·

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