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Mac in minutes - How I set up new machines

Joel Lau
Mapping user events to SQL CRUD Operations
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Fresh installations are my guilty pleasure. While I could spend days configuring it to make it my own the realities of life often prove that time is often of the essence, making getting productive fast important.

In this blog post, I share how I do this quickly, and the settings that make life easier. The secret sauce - Homebrew, a package manager for MacOS. With this, we save hours that might have been spent scouring the net for download links.

Installing Homebrew

To install, simply use run:
command from their home page

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
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BONUS TIP: keep all your applications up to date with the following:

brew update ; brew upgrade ; brew cleanup ; brew doctor ;
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For Everything Else

brew install --cask bitwarden visual-studio-code firefox google-chrome iterm2 alfredbrew install --cask bitwarden visual-studio-code firefox google-chrome iterm2 alfred
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