Software development makes use of lots of tools that don’t come standard on most computers. Many tutorials you will find will say things like “install git”, “use brew to install the cli”, or something similar. It is easiest if you can set up many of these things up front, that way you are ready when you need them.
:whitecheckmark: Do the following (for Mac users):
Install pyenv / python
brew install pyenv
.bash_profileis located in your home directory. (you can get there by typing
cd). Open it by typing
if which pyenv > /dev/null; then eval "$(pyenv init -)"; fi
pyenv install 3.6.0
pyenv global 3.6.0This sets our global python version
python --versionyou should see
pipthat is used to download python packages
pip install virtualenv
brew install node
brew install postgresql, then
brew services start postgresql
NOTE: To install some programs, you will need to type in your system password. When you type it in, it will not appear in the terminal (to protect your privacy), but it is working.