OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) / Node.js and io.js Developer Environment
Custom recipe to get OS X 10.11 El Capitan running from scratch with useful applications and Node.js Developer environment. I use this gist to keep track of the important software and steps required to have a functioning system after fresh install.
- Xcode & Command Line Tools
- Git & GitHub
- Node.js and io.js Environment
- Database & Stores
- Other Installation Tracks
The best fonts to code:
- Menlo (OS X built-in)
- Mensch coding font
- Download WebStorm by using second link "Get WebStorm 10 with JDK 1.8" and install it.
- Twilight 2 Theme
- GitHub Markdown Plugin
XCode & Command Line Tools
- Download XCode 7.0 Beta or latest. Install it.
- Then open
Xcode > Preferences > Downloads > Command Line Toolsor execute in Terminal:
Xcode > Preferences > Locations > Command Line Tools(to avoid
ld: library not found for -lgcc_s.10.5error in working with
git config --global user.name "Denis Izmaylov" git config --global user.email "email@example.com"
There is 2 ways to configure keys. The first is:
- Create new key:
ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "firstname.lastname@example.org"
- Copy public key:
- Add it to
The second way was just to backup your
~/.ssh before re-install and restore it now. Be aware - private keys should have
ssh -T email@example.com
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Node.js and io.js Environment
- To install Node.js:
brew install node
- To install io.js:
brew install iojs ## to prevent node-gyp errors (https://github.com/strongloop/fsevents/issues/49) sudo npm install -g node-gyp-install node-gyp-install
- Install development tools:
npm install gulp eslint webpack node-inspector -g
- To get installed Phantom.js and use it:
npm install phantom phantomjs -g
Build cross platform desktop apps with web technologies. Formerly known as Atom Shell.
npm install electron-prebuilt -g
brew install redis
launchctl load /usr/local/opt/redis/homebrew.mxcl.redis.plist
- To have launchd start redis at login:
mkdir -p ~/Library/LaunchAgents ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/redis/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents
- Try to install with Homebrew:
brew install mongodb
- If you could not install with Homebrew try to do it manually:
curl -O https://fastdl.mongodb.org/osx/mongodb-osx-x86_64-3.0.4.tgz tar -zxvf mongodb-osx-x86_64-3.0.4.tgz mv mongodb-osx-x86_64-3.0.4/ /usr/local/opt/mongodb export PATH=/usr/local/opt/mongodb/bin:$PATH echo export PATH=/usr/local/opt/mongodb/bin:\$PATH>~/.bash_profile chmod +x ~/.bash_profile mkdir -p ~/data/mongodb
- Then execute in Terminal:
sudo mongod --dbpath=$HOME/data/mongodb
brew install postgres
launchctl load /usr/local/opt/postgresql/homebrew.mxcl.postgresql.plist
- To have launchd start postgres at login:
mkdir -p ~/Library/LaunchAgents ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/postgresql/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents
One of easiest ways to install apps is using Cask. So let's install it before:
brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask
Now we can install tools by single command. Let's use it.
Open-source QuickLook plugin to generate thumbnails and previews for WebP images. Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later.
brew cask install webpquicklook
brew install mc
- Twitter to stay turned with the best developers.
- Activity Timer provides a plain and smoothly integrated timer for your OS X status bar. Choose between time presets (3, 5, 25 or 30 minutes or custom defined intevals) which proved to be perfect intervals for all kind of activities.
- RescueTime helps you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive. Runs securely in the background. Tracks time spent on applications and websites, giving you an accurate picture of your day.
- Wakatime Quantify your coding. Metrics and insights about your programming using open source text editor plugins.