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Appwrite Loves Open Source: Why I Chose To Support Homebrew

Open-source is at the ❀️ of everything we do at Appwrite, and we want to enable and foster the open-source community that helped us grow to nearly 24,000 stars on GitHub. Open-source projects, though, require a great deal of effort to maintain and grow. We use open-source tools every day to build Appwrite, and we want to help our community. To give back, each Appwrite engineer gets to pick an open-source project for Appwrite to sponsor for one year.

We're building Appwrite, an open-source Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS), packaged as a set of Docker microservices, to give developers of any background the tools necessary to build modern apps quickly and securely. Come chat with us on Discord.

I can't function without Brew!

Brew.sh is "The Missing Package Manager for macOS (or Linux)". I couldn't agree with the tagline for this open source project further. To install anything on my machine all I need to do is run this simple command brew install.

Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple (or your Linux system) didn’t.

brew install wget
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I even use it to install other package managers like npm

brew install node
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or yarn

brew install yarn
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Do many people use brew?

Installs

If you look at this years top 50 installs.

  • openssl - 11 million installs
  • node - 5 million
  • git - 3 million

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GitHub Statistics

At time of writing this post there are almost 33,000 stars and 7,800 forks, and a massive 847 contributors. While I don't like writing Ruby myself if you are into it you should check out if you can solve any of the issues.

Why did I pick Brew?

For a tool that I use daily (or at least monthly) I couldn't imagine trying to exist as a programmer on Mac or Linux without it. Plus I love their sponsorship reasoning below.

Homebrew is a non-profit project run entirely by volunteers. We need your funds to pay for software, hardware, hosting around continuous integration, maintainer contributions, travel to conferences and future improvements to the project. Every donation will be spent on making Homebrew better for our users.

More about Appwrite

Appwrite is an open-source Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS), packaged as a set of Docker micro-services, to give developers of any background the tools necessary to build modern apps quickly and securely.

Chat with us on Discord, or, Learn more about Appwrite:
Check out Appwrite as the backend for your next web, Flutter, or server-side application. Here are some handy links for more information:
β€’ Appwrite Contribution Guide
β€’ Appwrite Discord
β€’ Appwrite Github
β€’ Appwrite Documentation

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Heroe • Edited on

Never seen anyone use Homebrew on Linux nor READMEs instructing to do so, it's not a missing feature, everyone has been using distros' package managers for years and if you're a lucky Archlinux user the arch repos + the AUR (community repo) would give you any package available on earth. And for distro packaging solutions snap/flatpak and images are here.

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Alex Patterson Author

I know, so darn lucky!

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