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Laptop is a script to set up a Mac OS X laptop for Rails development. This was forked from ( Thanks to the guys!


  • Install XCode (this is needed for the C commandline tools and macvim)


Run the script:

bash < <(curl -s

What it sets up

  • Ack for finding things in files
  • Bundler gem for managing Ruby libraries
  • Foreman gem for serving Rails apps locally
  • Heroku gem for interacting with the Heroku API
  • Heroku Config plugin for local ENV variables
  • Homebrew for managing operating system libraries
  • Ruby stable for writing general-purpose code
  • RVM for managing versions of the Ruby programming language
  • SSH public key for authenticating with Github and Heroku
  • Redis for all your key/value database needs
  • Mysql for relational database needs
  • MacVim

It should take less than 30 minutes to install (depends on your machine).

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