Setting up Mac for development

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Photo Credit: blakespot via Compfight cc

It’s been just over a week since I got my MacBook Air. Yeah…lovin’ it.

But there are some adjustment pains I’m still dealing with. It’s not the differences in the OS. I’ve been working on *nix boxes for over 10 years, so I’m pretty comfortable with the CLI (command line interface, for those of you who stumbled here by accident). And the GUI is intuitive enough.

The problems I’ve had setting up mac for development are in the details. Like trying to get mySql to run. Or getting mcrypt properly loaded in php.

That’s why I’m writing under this new “Developing on Mac” category. It’s not really for anything more than notes for myself, but if you’ve reached any of these pages, please let me know if they’ve been helpful by commenting. And by all means…if you have a solution to one of my issues, please comment.

I suppose I could divvy up this into subcategories, such as web development, iOS development, Java/Android development, etc. Maybe I’ll do that as content is added. For now, I have to start with where my work is: web development. Hopefully, the others will follow soon.


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