Homebrew (or brew) is a package manager for macOS. You can use Homebrew to manage the install of most of the Software We Use.


From a completely fresh Macbook, you'll need to first configure the local git installation. If you don't do this, you can't finish installing brew.
git config --global user.email [email protected]
Install brew with the instructions at this link:
brew.sh has the install instructions

Install everything from Software We Use

To show off the power of brew, install all of our team tools at once:
brew install --cask 1password
brew install --cask 1password-cli
brew install --cask slack
brew install --cask loom
brew install --cask around
brew install --cask visual-studio-code
brew install --cask superfly/tap/flyctl
brew install --cask prisma-studio
brew install jq


brew install --cask cron

1Password CLI Config Setup

1. Install 1password-cli with homebrew above
2. op account add --address flexpa.1password.com --email [email protected]
3. Enter your secret key (you can find that on https://flexpa.1password.com/profile)
4. Run eval $(op signin flexpa)
5. Be sure to have installed jq, a command-line JSON processor.


brew update
brew upgrade

Visual Studio Code Live Share

VS Code Live Share is an extension that gives us the opportunity to simultaneously write and review code on VS Code.
Before downloading this extension, you must install Rosetta 2, which enables a Mac with Apple silicon to use apps built for a Mac with an Intel processor.
To install Rosetta, enter the following in your terminal:
softwareupdate --install-rosetta
Once installed, restart your computer.
Now you can easily install Live Share from Extensions in VS Code. Further instructions and information on Live Share can be found here.