August 26, 2012

Homebrew for OS X

In past postings I have shown you how to install things like Groovy, Grails and Scala on OS X. The postings are still a good resource to use to install what you want, but if you need to install tons of things on to your system there is a better way. This is where Homebrew comes in to play. Homebrew is said to be “The missing package manager for OS X”. Read more

July 13, 2011

Installing Scala on Mac OS X

One of the other things I’m trying to learn on my free time is Scala, like Groovy it’s a language that runs on top of the JVM and is both a object-oriented and functional programming language. One of the biggest places I know where its being used is Foursquare Same idea as the other postings I did for installing Groovy, Grails and jRuby. Head to the Scala home page at http://www. Read more

April 7, 2011

Install JRuby on Mac OS X

Same idea as the Groovy and Grails posting, most of the steps are the same but here they are. Download JRuby from, as of writing this the latest release is 1.6.0. I’m downloading the tar file, I believe it the same as the zip file just different format used to compress the files. $ cd Downloads $ tar -xzf jruby-bin-1.6.0.tar.gz Now lets move it to our /usr/share folder and make the needed symbolic link. Read more

March 31, 2011

Install Groovy and Grails on Mac OS X

Just some steps to get people up and running with Groovy/Grails on Mac OS. Hopefully with this steps you will be able to easily upgrade to any new version that comes out. Keep in mind you will need to replace the version number that is part of the file names as they upgrade. Download the newest releases of Groovy and Grails, Groovy can be found at, and as I’m writing this the Stable Release is 1. Read more

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