Effective Procedures to Setup new Mac Majove For JSer/Rubyist

This article describes effective procedures for developer with Ruby/Java/JavaScript to setup Mac Majove.

๐Ÿ˜€ Install some applications

For development

For productivity

๐Ÿ˜ผ Homebrew

Before any installation, you should approve Xcode license agreement by the following command:

sudo xcodebuild -license

You should execute the following command to install Homebrew:

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

If you are asked about Xcode Command line tool while installing with Homebrew, please install it.

๐Ÿ˜Ž Oh-my-zsh

If you want to use a coftable Zsh customized by the community, letโ€™s install

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh)"

๐Ÿฎ Git

You should install Git command line tool:

brew install git
git config --global user.name "USER_NAME"
git config --global user.email email@example.com
git config --global tag.sort version:refname

After installing Git, we recommend to set global .gitignore:

# install generator for .gitignore
brew install gibo

# Set some unnecessary files of JetBrains and Mac to .gitignore
gibo dump JetBrains macOS Ruby Rails Node > ~/.gitignore

# Set the .gitignore to set git global setting
git config --global --add core.excludesfile "$HOME/.gitignore"

You should set basic passwords to skip filling password by vi ~/.netrc:

machine github.com
password PASSWORD

In addition, please add a alias git push-f to vi ~/.gitconfig

push-f = push --force-with-lease

๐Ÿ‘ฝ autojump

If you want to fill a path more quickly,
wting/autojump is one of the greatest solutions.

brew install autojump

After installing, set the following setting by vi ~/.zshrc

# autojump
[[ -s $(brew --prefix)/etc/profile.d/autojump.sh ]] && . $(brew --prefix)/etc/profile.d/autojump.sh

After the setting, execute the following command to reflect the setting:

source ~/.zshrc

๐Ÿฏ fzf

brew install fzf

After installing, set the following setting by vi ~/.zshrc

# fzf
br() {
git checkout $(git branch --format '%(refname:short)' | fzf --layout=reverse)

After the setting, execute the following command to reflect the setting:

source ~/.zshrc

๐ŸŽƒ Font HackGen

Ricty is a fonts for programming, if you want to try it, please set the following command:

# Installing HackGen
brew tap homebrew/cask-fonts
brew cask install font-hackgen

# Setting about anti-alias
defaults -currentHost write -globalDomain AppleFontSmoothing -int 2

๐Ÿ—ฝ rbenv

To avoid installing unnecessary documents, add the following setting vim ~/.gemrc:

install: --no-document
update: --no-document

After the above setting, letโ€™s install the following rbenv and Ruby-build:

# installing rbenv / ruby-build
brew install rbenv ruby-build

# Setting to installing gems when introducing new version
git clone https://github.com/sstephenson/rbenv-default-gems.git ~/.rbenv/plugins/rbenv-default-gems

# Setting default install gems
echo 'bundler\nrails\npg\npry' > ~/.rbenv/default-gems

Edit the following setting by vi ~/.zshrc:

# rbenv
[[ -d ~/.rbenv ]] && \
export PATH=${HOME}/.rbenv/bin:${PATH} && \
eval "$(rbenv init -)"

The setting is reflected by the following command:

source ~/.zshrc

Install Ruby by rbenv:

# show list of ruby versions which is able to install
rbenv install -l

# Install latest ruby version(e.g. 2.5.0)
rbenv install 2.5.0
rbenv global 2.5.0

๐Ÿˆ Node Version Manager

Please refer to nvm: Node Version Manager and install it.

๐Ÿ  Install Yarn

brew install yarn

๐Ÿ˜ธ PostgreSQL

Install PostgreSQL:

brew install postgresql
brew services start postgresql

๐ŸŽ‚ Docker (Optional)

Please set alias to vi .zshrc:

# Docker
alias d='docker'
alias dc='docker-compose'
alias dm='docker-machine'

After setting, reflect the upper settings:

source ~/.zshrc

๐Ÿฃ Optional


Download JDK from Java SE - Downloads / Oracle and install it.

After install JDK, you should install Maven & gradle too.

brew install maven32 gradle

After that, please write the bellow code in .zshrc:

# Java
export JAVA_HOME=`/usr/libexec/java_home -v 10.0.2`

Google Cloud Platform SDK

Please refer to Cloud SDK | Cloud SDK and install it.

Heroku CLI

brew install heroku/brew/heroku


If you use Chromedriver for selenium test or etc, please execute the follows:

brew tap homebrew/cask
brew cask install chromedriver


Please refer to the following articles and configure it.

Shortcut for Ruby dev

Please write the bellow code in .zshrc:

# nodebrew(Node.js)
export PATH=$HOME/.nodebrew/current/bin:$PATH

# Rails
alias rspec="bundle exec rspec"
alias rake="bundle exec rake"
alias rubocop="bundle exec rubocop"

Shortcut for Source Tree

ln -s /Applications/SourceTree.app/Contents/Resources/stree /usr/local/bin/

Change shortcut to change active window

Application > System Preferences > Keybord > Shortcut > Keybord > Move focus next window

Change shortcut for select the previous source

Application > System Preferences > Keybord > Shortcut > Input Source > Select the previous source > command + space

Change shortcut for show spotlight search

Application > System Preferences > Keybord > Shortcut > Spotlight > Show spotlight search > control + space

Change computer name

Application > System Preferences > Sharing > Computer Name

Change cursor speed

Application > System Preferences > Mouse > Tracking Speed

Improve Sound Quality

sudo defaults write bluetoothaudiod "Enable AptX codec" -bool true
sudo defaults write bluetoothaudiod "Enable AAC codec" -bool true

Keytype speed

defaults write -g KeyRepeat -int 2
defaults write -g InitialKeyRepeat -int 12

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