Tag Archives: OS X

A Smarter MAMP Redux…

Preface: A number of years back I was introduced to BIND by an article titled A Smarter MAMP. In the following tutorials I’ll try and pay the favor forward to those who have yet to discover the awesomeness of running a local DNS server on top of a typical AMP (Apache MySQL PHP) stack. BIND isn’t the only option. If […]

Compiling Mod_Bonjour on OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Introduction Remember the good old days when  OS X ‘s Apache came with mod_bonjour and user sites were broadcast automagically. It can be a useful feature especially in a multiuser or lab setting. Well never fear, you can activate it once again. All you need to do is compile and install mod_bonjour for Apache on El […]

How to work with System Integrity Protection in El Capitan

Introduction: OS X 10.11 El Capitan introduced a security feature called System Integrity Protection or SIP. It flags certain system directories and files as “Restricted” and they cannot be altered not even using the root account. Directories that are jailed by SIP /bin /sbin /usr /System Directories that allow root access for developers /usr/local /Applications /Library ~/Library […]

Installing Xcode

If you’re gonna develop on a mac you’ll want to get started by downloading and installing Apple’s developer app Xcode. This will allow you to install nifty command line tools like ruby and git among others. So go ahead and download Xcode via developer.apple.com. Once you’ve installed Xcode, you can install the line tools by opening […]