Automated OS X development environment setup
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Failed to load latest commit information.


DEVEN is script to set up my development environment on OS X

This project is heavily influenced by the work done on thoughtbot's laptop project. You can find more information on this project here.


  1. Install a C compiler.

Use OS X GCC Installer for Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6).

Use Command Line Tools for XCode for Lion (OS X 10.7) or Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8).

  1. Run the install command below.


Read and then run the script

zsh <(curl -s

What is sets up

  • Homebrew for managing operating system libraries on OS X
  • ImageMagick for cropping and resizing images
  • PostgreSQL for storing relational data
  • QT for headless JavaScript testing via Capybara Webkit
  • rbenv for managing versions of the Ruby programming language
  • Ruby Build for installing different Rubies
  • The Silver Searcher for finding things in files


Deven is maintained by Terry Schmidt.

Special thanks to thoughtbot, inc for inspiring this project with laptop.