Welcome to the ultimate guide for setting up your Mac M-Series for software development. Equip your Mac with the best tools and configurations to boost your coding experience.
Dive in to transform your M-Series Mac into a developer’s paradise!
Apple ushered in a new era in late 2020 by transitioning from Intel processors to its Apple Silicon in Mac computers, introducing the Mac M-Series.
Discover the source code, recommended software, tools, and libraries for the M-Series Development Guide in this repository.
├── COPYRIGHT ├── LICENSE ├── Makefile ├── README.md ├── Report.txt ├── package.json └── src ├── homebrew │ ├── homebrew-casks.sh │ ├── homebrew-fonts.sh │ ├── homebrew-formulae.sh │ └── homebrew-qlplugins.sh └── macOS ├── macOS-appstore.sh ├── macOS-defaults.sh ├── macOS-screensavers.sh └── macOS-setup.sh 4 directories, 14 files
Before diving into the development setup, ensure your Mac is ready. Follow Apple’s official documentation for a smooth setup.
Once your Mac is set up, you can begin installing the essential tools for software development.
xcode-select --installin Terminal.
/usr/sbin/softwareupdate --install-rosetta --agree-to-licensein Terminal.
chmod +x ./src/macOS/macOS-setup.sh && sh ./src/macOS/macOS-setup.sh`
The script will install the following software:
You will need to add Homebrew to your
PATH environment variable. To do so:
echo 'eval "$(/opt/homebrew/bin/brew shellenv)"' >> /Users/[your-user-name]/.zprofile eval "$(/opt/homebrew/bin/brew shellenv)"
then restart your terminal.
Add Homebrew to your path, edit your
.zshrc file and add the following at
export PATH=/opt/homebrew/bin:$PATH export PATH=/opt/homebrew/sbin:$PATH
Dive deep into the power of Homebrew by extending its capabilities. Here’s how you can utilize Homebrew to its fullest:
Homebrew Cask elevates Homebrew by simplifying the installation and management of GUI macOS applications, including popular ones like Atom and Google Chrome.
To get started with Homebrew Casks:
chmod +x ./src/homebrew/homebrew-casks.sh && sh ./src/homebrew/homebrew-casks.sh
Harness the power of Caskroom Fonts to manage a vast collection of fonts directly from your terminal through Homebrew Cask.
Install a curated selection of fonts:
chmod +x ./src/homebrew/homebrew-fonts.sh && sh ./src/homebrew/homebrew-fonts.sh
Enjoy access to over 1946 freely-distributable fonts. Search, install, or uninstall them just like any Homebrew Cask application.
Homebrew Formulae serves as an online package browser specifically for Homebrew, catering to both macOS and Linux.
To utilize Homebrew Formulae:
chmod +x ./src/homebrew/homebrew-formulae.sh && sh ./src/homebrew/homebrew-formulae.sh
Experience Quick Look’s capability to swiftly preview almost any file type without the need to open them. Trigger QuickLook plugins with a simple SPACE bar press in Finder.
Check your current plugins with:
qlmanage -m plugins
Install a handpicked list of Quick Look plugins tailored for developers:
chmod +x ./src/homebrew/homebrew-qlplugins.sh && sh ./src/homebrew/homebrew-qlplugins.sh
Congratulations, you’ve now harnessed the complete power of Homebrew!
Tailor your Mac settings and preferences to fit your needs. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get your macOS looking and behaving the way you want:
The macOS defaults tool interfaces directly with the macOS preferences system, allowing many apps to seamlessly manage settings and preferences.
To configure macOS defaults, execute the following in your Terminal:
chmod +x ./src/macOS/macOS-defaults.sh && sh ./src/macOS/macOS-defaults.sh
Navigate through a curated list of essential App Store software, all accessible through the Mac App Store’s command-line interface.
To start exploring and installing:
chmod +x ./src/macOS/macOS-appstore.sh && sh ./src/macOS/macOS-appstore.sh
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