Karl Kedrovsky

Drupal Development On A Mac With Homebrew

Hot on the heals of my efforts to set up a Linux VM for Drupal development (and a borked up Macports installation) I ran across this article describing how to set things up on a Mac for Drupal development. Since I had already gooned up my Macports installation I decided to give it a go. After removing Macports I just did the following.

That's all there is to it. The two downsides (from my perspective) of doing this instead of using a VM are the lack of email server capabilities and the fact that I'm developing in OSX and deploying on Linux. I'm also a bit more confortable using Linux since I've used it for so long. There are definitely upsides to this approach though, the biggest being that it's a LOT easier to set up.