Sense is a Kibana plugin that enables one to quickly and easily issue requests to an Elasticsearch cluster. This is done without using a third party tool such as cURL. Sense conveniently includes IntelliSense, helping you remember the appropriate syntax for requests. Let’s see how we can install Sense on OS X. If you are not on… read more
The first thing you have to do in order to install Kibana for Mac OS X, is to download Kibana. Kibana can be downloaded here in your browser or by running the below command in your terminal. You should download either the .zip or the .tar.gz file. curl -L -O https://download.elastic.co/kibana/kibana/kibana-4.3.0-darwin-x64.tar.gz Be sure to replace… read more
Installing Elasticsearch on OS X is easy and can be done in just a few simple steps. See how to install Elasticsearch on your Mac here!
While developing PHP applications with MAMP on OS X, it is very useful to be able to see errors being printed directly in the browser. By default, this is disabled with MAMP, but it is very easy to enable error reporting in MAMP. All you have to do is to follow the simple steps below.… read more
Installing Tomcat 8 on OS X Yosemite is actually quite easy. One can do it with the help of Homebrew or MacPorts, but I prefer to do it “by hand”. All you have to do is to follow the steps below. First, head over to the Apache Tomcat download page and download the core binary distribution… read more
As always, there are many ways to accomplish this. My approach is based on Homebrew and assumes that you have it installed. If not, then the first thing you have to do is to install it. Installing nginx on OS X To install nginx, simply open up the Terminal and enter the following command. brew… read more
As with any PHP extension, the mcrypt extension can be a bit tricky to install. This guide is meant to simplify this task, and most of the work will be done in the Terminal. Before beginning, please ensure that you have Xcode installed, which can be found in the App Store as well as the… read more
Sometimes one needs to use internationalization features in PHP. It might be that a library that you are using depends upon the PHP intl extension – for instance, some validators in Zend Framework 2 do so. This article will show you how to install the things you need by hand. It has been tested on… read more
It can quickly become repetitive to start and stop all of your development tools; many people do not want to have a web server or database running all of the time, for instance. This article shows you an easy way of simplifying this, so you can run a single command from the Terminal to start or stop your development tools.
Getting Apache to work together with Dropbox turns out to be slightly more difficult than most would have anticipated. Adding a virtual host to point directly to a Dropbox folder will only get you a 403 Forbidden error. In this article, we will solve this problem by using symbolic links.