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Laptop

Laptop is a script to set up a Mac OS X laptop for Rails development.

Requirements

1) Install a C compiler.

Use Command Line Tools for XCode.

2) Set zsh as your login shell.

chsh -s /bin/zsh

Install

Run the script:

zsh < <(curl -s https://raw.github.com/brightbit/laptop/master/mac)

What it sets up

  • Bundler gem for managing Ruby libraries
  • Exuberant Ctags for indexing files for vim tab completion
  • Heroku Config plugin for local ENV variables
  • Heroku Toolbelt for interacting with Heroku apps
  • Hub gem for interacting with the GitHub API
  • Homebrew for managing operating system libraries (OS X only)
  • ImageMagick for cropping and resizing images
  • Postgres for storing relational data
  • Postgres gem for talking to Postgres from Ruby
  • Rails gem for writing web applications
  • Ruby stable for writing general-purpose code
  • SSH public key for authenticating with Github and Heroku
  • The Silver Searcher for finding things in files
  • Tmux for saving project state and switching between projects
  • Watch for periodically executing a program and displaying the output

It should take less than 15 minutes to install (depends on your machine).

Credits

Original script by thoughtbot at: thoughtbot/laptop.

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