In this post we will install Go on Mac OS X. Installation is quick and simple.Read more
PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database. It is a popular database choice when using a relational database. Installing PostgreSQL on Mac OS X is simple. Software versions The instructions in this post were created / tested using the following sofware versions: Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 HomeBrew 0.9.5 PostgreSQL 9.4 Install PostgreSQL via Brew First, we will update Brew and then install PostgreSQL. brew update brew install postgres Start PostgreSQL Start the PostgreSQL server in the foreground.Read more
In this post we will install a new version of Python that you can use for development APIs, websites, web apps, and other applications with Python.
You may ask why we need to install Python since Mac OS X comes with a preinstalled version of Python. Simply stated, the preinstalled version of Python is not ideal for development.Read more
virtualenv is an absolute must if you develop with Python. In simple terms,
virtualenv creates a folder that stores a private copy of python, pip, and
other Python packages. You can then enable this private folder while working a
project. By using the virtual environment, you can use different versions of
Python and Python packages on a per project basis.
In this post we will step through setting up
virtualenvwrapper on Mac OS X.
PyCharm is an excellent editor for Python that has a community edition that you can use for free, or a professional edition that you can purchase. In this post we will install PyCharm on Mac OS X.Read more
In this post we will install Cassandra 2.1 as a standalone, single node cluster. A single node cluster is an easy way to get started learning Cassandra on your laptop. These installation steps show how to install a local copy of Cassandra. The benefits of a local copy are that you do not need root or sudo to install Cassandra, updating versions is quick and easy, and you can control how/when to install updates.Read more
Maybe you installed the wrong Oracle Java JDK version or you need to remove an old JDK that you no longer require. Whatever the reason, uninstalled the Oracle Java JDK from a Mac is super easy. There are two steps to uninstalling the JDK: 1. Uninstall the JDK 2. Uninstall the JRE Uninstall the JDK cd /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/ # Get a list of the currently installed JDKs ls # Change the directory name below based on the JDK version you want to uninstall sudo rm -rf jdk1.7.0_71.jdk Uninstall the JRE sudo rm -rf /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/ Summary The JDK and JRE are now uninstalled.Read more
As a developer, there are a number of packages that you may use that require the JDK. A few examples of why a UI/UX developer, a mobile develop, and a data engineer all require Java are in the table below. Team / Language Use case UI/UX Node.js WebStorm Mobile Android Studio Data Science / Big Data Cassandra, Hadoop, etc. Instructions Open the Oracle JDK 7 Downloads page. Under Java SE Development Kit 7u75, select Accept License Agreement.Read more
Installing Node.js on Mac OS X without using Homebrew or the installer is easy. The instructions in this post are for setting up a development machine and do not include all of the steps required for a production installation. Of the three installation methods, the installer is probably the easiest, but it requires sudo to install Node.js into system directories. Homebrew is also easy but requires Homebrew (which I do not currently use).Read more
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