Config is a basic checklist I follow to set up a new Mac's development environment. It gets me up to speed with Git, Ruby, GitHub, Jekyll, and more so I can more quickly get back to coding.
||Customizes the Terminal.app prompt and echoes the currently checked out Git branch.|
||Global Git configuration to specify my name and email, shortcuts, colors, and more.|
||The ignore file from twbs/bootstrap that I use everywhere.|
1. Prep OS X
- Download and install latest version of Xcode from the Mac App Store.
- Download and install Xcode Command Line Tools from https://developer.apple.com/downloads/.
2. Prep Terminal.app
.gitconfigcontents into the global
- Load up the Ocean theme from https://github.com/mdo/ocean-terminal
3. Secure Git(Hub) access
- Generate new SSH key
- Generate an access token for Terminal to auth your GitHub account when 2FA is enabled.
4. GitHub dev setup
- Download the Strap setup script for GitHub's foundational development setup.
- Clone the
github/githubrepository and run
5. Setup Ruby
- Install rbenv via Homebrew:
brew install rbenv.
- Download a version of Ruby via rbenv (e.g.,
rbenv install 2.2.3). See https://gorails.com/setup/osx/10.11-el-capitan.
- Make it the global version of Ruby:
rbenv global 2.2.3.
Installing and managing Ruby with rbenv allows us to specify versions of Ruby on a per-project basis. It also means we can avoid running sudo commands for installing gems and more as it's not affecting OS X's system Ruby.
6. Additional dependencies
- Install node via Homebrew:
brew install node.
- Install Sass, Jekyll, and Rouge:
gem install sass jekyll rouge.
7. Setup Atom
atomTerminal commands: from Atom.app, open the Atom menu and select Install Shell Commands
- Install favorite packages
8. Customize things
- Disable LCD font smoothing
- Hide desktop icons with
defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop false; killall Finder
- Set sidebar icons to Small
Use it yourself
Fork this repo, or just copy-paste things you need, and make it your own. Please be sure to change your
.gitconfig name and email address though!
Works on my machine
Yup, it does. Hopefully it does on yours as well, but please don't hate me if it doesn't.