I’m changing my hardware quite frequently as I often end up unsatisfied with my current setup. Setting up a computer from scratch is a pain in the a** but restoring a backup implies carrying around configuration files, useless software and other stuff for years. So I’ve decided to create a script that would set up a new computer from scratch and configure it the way I want it to be.
Beside the pre-configured profiles, OS X’s sandbox wrapper command
sandbox-exec provides a flexible configuration
syntax that allows one to create a customized sandbox that either blacklists or whitelists specific abilities of the
application executed within.
There are some tools that make a developers’ daily work much easier. Here’s my top 20.
It’s already been while since Apple removed the “Java Preference Pane” from OS X, with which it was possible to change between various installed Java versions. I shortly needed to compile some old Java application against the JDK version 1.6 and I was questioning how to change the compiler version.
In this guide I’ll show you how to install the package manager Bower on Mac OS X.
Bower is a NodeJS application, so you’ll need to install the Node Package Manager
npm is available as a package in the Homebrew repositories.