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Mohamad Lawand
Mohamad Lawand

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Setup your M1 MacBook Pro for .NET and iOS development

In this article we will look on how we can step up an M1 MacBook Pro for development.

You can watch the full video on YouTube

To get started after the initial setup of the laptop the main items that I change from the configuration are the following

  • Finder ⇒ Show Status Bar
  • Finder ⇒ Show Path Bar
  • Customise Toolbar ⇒ add the New folder
  • Dock & Menu Bar customisation ⇒
    • make it smaller
    • show hide
    • remove spotlight from menu bar

Once that is done, the next step is installing the IDEs that I would be using on daily basis.

Next we need to install the Dev Tools

Now that we have installed homebrew we can utilise it to install the rest of the packages/apps that we need

Now its time for some cloud CLIs

Next step if you are a web developer you will need to have all major browsers installed to test your code

Being .NET dev we need to have the .NET sdk installed and since .NET 6 support ARM architecture natively, this is what we will be using.

If you build API's or deal with API's you will need a tool which will allow you to test, group and utilise all endpoints any of the below should be fine

If you have any suggestion or other applications that you use please mention it in the comments down below.

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