[Q&A] How to prepare Mac for the SharePoint Framework development


Q: Is there a quick way to prepare Mac in order to start building something based on SharePoint Framework?

A: Mac development environment can be configured based on a guide below

Install Homebrew

Homebrew is a package manager for Mac. Open Terminal and run a command below

 /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL <a href="https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install">https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install</a>)"

Run this line of code below to make sure everything was properly installed and ready to move forward

 brew doctor 

Install Node.js and npm

Run this command in a Terminal

brew install node

Download Visual Studio Code

Download Visual Studio Code from an official website.

Install Yeoman and Gulp

Run these commands in a Terminal

npm install -global yo

npm install --global gulp-cli

Install Yeoman SharePoint generator

Run this command in a Terminal

 npm install -g @microsoft/generator-sharepoint

Now, you have your development ready and as you can see SharePoint Framework is a platform independent.


Set up your SharePoint client-side web part development environment

Overview of the SharePoint Framework


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