macOS tools for development in 2022

May 02, 2022

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The field of website and application development is quite broad, with specialists in numerous technologies. One where interesting and popular applications are being developed is in macOS, Apple's operating system.

 

On their official website, they define it as “the operating system that powers every Mac. It lets you do things you just can't do with other computers. This is because it is designed specifically for the hardware it runs on, and vice versa. It works hand-in-hand with iCloud to keep photos, documents, and more up to date across all your devices. It makes your Mac work like magic with your iPhone and other Apple devices. And it has been built from the ground up with privacy and security in mind.”

 

In this operating system, there are several new tools that will make development in 2022 easier and faster for developers, here we present some that have stood out among users and developers.

 

Tools for macOS development in 2022

 

Homebrew

 

macOS's excellent package manager installs all the things you need, some that Apple doesn't install itself. It is quite similar to the Ubuntu tool that Linux uses, with the difference of being more dynamic.

 

iTerm2

 

It is the tool that comes to replace Terminal.app. It has features that will bring your terminal into the modern era, ideal for developers who want to keep up with the latest technologies. In addition, it is customizable.

 

ZSH

 

The Z shell (also known as zsh) is a Unix shell that is based on bash (the default shell for macOS) with additional features. ZSH is designed for interactive use, but it is also a powerful scripting language.

 

Return

 

It is an easy-to-use tool that will help you manage JavaScript command-line tools. With the command volta pin node@12 you will be able to save the version of the Node engine in the corresponding package.json, so that you can later send the selection to git. With this, every time you run Node inside the project directory, Volta will automatically switch to the same chosen Node version.

 

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GitKraken

 

A powerful and elegant tool, similar to Atlassian's Sourcetree. Among its functionalities and features of benefit to the user are:

 

  • Ease of use of "drag and drop" in routine operations.
  • Solo mode where you can see the history of a certain branch.
  • An integrated search by branch name, creation and management of public relations, and more.
  • Integrated merge conflict resolution, avoids separate tools, leaving everything ready to use.
  • It allows you to bundle undo to checkout, commit, discard, delete a branch, delete remote, and reset branch to a commit in one click.

 

ResponsivelyApp

 

An ideal tool to check how your application would look in different dimensions. You can see in real-time how code changes affect your application or website with this valuable tool.

 

Notion

 

It is multiple databases, which you can customize to work in the way that best suits your project. It supports Kanban or Timeline and has several templates that cover every need, tables with relationships, team collaborations, and more.

 


These are the main tools that you can use to develop on macOS during 2022 and thus the process will become easier and more dynamic.

 

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