Last year I wrote a post that went through the process of setting up a Mac with a fresh version of Git and authenticating with Github. I formatted it in a way that made it easier for folks who were less familiar with the ins and outs of the terminal (and all of the snags you inevitably hit along the way) to follow along and get up and running in a pretty short amount of time.
Much to my surprise, that guide has seen pretty steady traffic since I wrote it. Every so often folks will ping me saying they were able to hit the ground running without issue thanks to my guide, and I’ve found that really validating and rewarding.
So I wanted to write an updated version of the guide that not only is bulletproof for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, but throws in how to setup a few common web development tools such as Ruby, rbenv, Node.js, npm, and Grunt. Once Yosemite is out, I’ll update again to make sure everything is solid for that as well.Read More →