— Will keep updating this article —
Two things happened recently — I upgraded to Mac OSX on my Macbook Pro and got a new Mac Air at work. The second is important because I don’t actually get to code much in my day job. And I can’t play around too much because I don’t have the time to break it — and fix it.
I wanted to set up the perfect web dev environment and started looking around. I intend to code in PHP (think CodeIgniter and Laravel) and learn Node.
As I went about this task, I quickly discovered that there are some hacks needed. I’ve tried to list everything out below.
Before you start, I highly recommend having iTerm installed — it replaces the default terminal in OS X and makes life a lot easier. Also, figure out which text editor you like. I’ve always been a Textmate fan, but am trying out Sublime Text.
Installing XCode command line tools
/usr/bin/ruby -e “$(/usr/bin/curl -fksSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/master/Library/Contributions/install_homebrew.rb)”
brew install dnsmasq
curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
sudo chown -R www:www app/storage