Friday, 10 February 2017

Dev Setup of a Mac

After working in my 2nd consecutive company that uses Mac's for developers and having forgot everything I used the first time, I thought I better write down all the tweaks, work arounds and config changes that got me using my mac efficiently.

Remap Fn-C to copy

Mac's use Mac-C instead of Ctrl-C to copy (and X, V to cut and paste). This is really annoying if you switch between a mac and Windows machine a lot. Fortunately you can use Karabiner to map Fn-C to copy as the Fn key is located where Ctrl is on a windows keyboard. If your on OSX Sierra you'll need to use Karabiner Elements for now.


This needs to be installed first as it installs most dev tools.
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

A better terminal

brew cask install iterm2

Colour ls 

From this Stackexchange post, edit ~/.bash_profile:
export CLICOLOR=1
export LSCOLORS= gxBxhxDxfxhxhxhxhxcxcx

Colour vim 

edit ~/.vimrc:
syntax on

AWS etc

awslogs is a cloudwatch log watcher (you may have to run the install as sudo)

brew install python
pip install awscli
pip install awslogs


sshuttle - a handy python ssh tunnelling that allows you to easily route ranges of IPs over ssh.

pip install sshuttle


brew install rebenv
Add the following to ~/bash_profile
eval "$(rbenv init -)"
Then run
rbenv install 2.2.3
rbenv global 2.2.3


brew cask install java
brew install gradle
Then add this to ~/.bash_profile:
export JAVA_HOME=$(/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/Current/Commands/java_home)