What is Homebrew?
Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t. Homebrew installs packages to their own directory and then symlinks their files into /usr/local.
Homebrew is a tool in the Package Managers category of a tech stack.
Homebrew is an open source tool with 37.2K GitHub stars and 9.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Homebrew's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Homebrew?
22 companies reportedly use Homebrew in their tech stacks, including Trilo, Kaidee, and Datree.
530 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Homebrew.
Ruby, GNU Bash, 1Password, cURL, and Localazy are some of the popular tools that integrate with Homebrew. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Homebrew.
Pros of Homebrew
Clean, neat, powerful, fast and furious
Homebrew Alternatives & Comparisons
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