I have a really simple setup for my Mac, the idea being I can quickly get setup and start working on a new machine without to much kerfuffle. Here is a quick overview of the code I normally use to get going quickly.
Feel at home script
OSX has a few default settings that aren’t great if you’re a developer (Such as hiding file extensions). Ben Nunney wrote a super useful shell script to quickly configure OSXs settings, which I normally use.
After running Bens script, I run a few extra configuration settings to make OSX feel a little snappier:
#!/usr/bin/env sh # # Make OSX feel a little snappier, I normally run this after running https://gist.github.com/BenNunney/7219538 # Speed up window transitions defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSWindowResizeTime 0.01; # Speed up mission control transition (F3) defaults write com.apple.dock expose-animation-duration -float 0.1; # Speed up Launchpad (F4) defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-show-duration -float 0.1; defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-hide-duration -float 0.1; # Stop dock item jumping when they want my attention defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool TRUE; # Set preview to default screenshots to jpg. defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg killall SystemUIServer # Restart dock so effects can kick in. killall Dock; # Turn off volume change overlays sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.BezelUI Disabled --bool YES
Homebrew and Homebrew Cask
It’s a super pain to go and install all the apps and scripts I need, so I install Homebrew and Homebrew Cask to quickly install the stuff I want. Here are the essential libraries and apps I normally install:
#!/usr/bin/env sh # # Things I normally install when I first install Homebrew / Homebrew cask # Make sure you've install XCode commandline tools & accepted the terms and conditions before running this. # Homebrew stuff ## A nice text editor (Will show how to configure in another post) brew install vim brew install macvim ## Git brew install git ### Set the global configs for git git config --global core.editor "vim" git config --global push.default current ## Make searching in Vim easier. brew install ack brew install the_silver_searcher ## Node.JS brew install node ## S3CMD - Makes it easy to talk to AWS S3 brew install s3cmd ## Makes adding SSH keys to servers easier. brew install ssh-copy-id # Homebrew Cask bits ## Development tools brew cask install integrity brew cask install virtualbox brew cask install vagrant ## Firewall brew cask install little-snitch ### I love little snitch, mostly because I setup the rules to stop Spotify connecting in P2P mode (My ISP sucks and throttles me when I p2p). ## Apps I use often brew cask install google-chrome brew cask install alfred brew cask install flux brew cask install steam brew cask install transmission brew cask install vlc brew cask install spotify brew cask install geektool
I use Vagrants for most my of development stuff, but it’s pretty handy to have all the RVM goodness all setup for when I want to do a small bit of code.