Comp 110 Mac OSX

Chrome Web Browser

Your projects in this course will run in a web browser. While most web browsers should work, we only support and test in the Google Chrome web browser. Install it by following the instructions below. We suggest making it your computer's default web browser.

1. Follow this link:
2. Select "Download Chrome"
3. Accept the Agreement
4. Open the installer and follow it through completion

node.js - JavaScript Runtime

1. Follow this link:
2. Select the "Macintosh Installer" under the LTS tab.
3. After the download completes, open the installer.
4. Follow the installation instructions using the default settings to completion.

If you get an error saying the application is blocked from installing, please go to Finder > Security. In your Security Settings, change the setting that only allows applications to be installed from the app store to allowing other applications. After this, trying again should resolve the issue.

It will not appear as though anything was installed on your computer when this completes, but it was!

git - Developer Tools

Now, let's get git installed.

1. Click on the Spotlight icon, the magnifying glass in the top right corner of your screen (or press Command+Space)

2. Type in the word "Terminal" and press Enter

3. In the window that pops up, type in the word "git" and press enter. You will be prompted to install Command Line Developer Tools. Agree to this, even if you are on battery power. Let the install complete.

4. If you have problems with Step 3, please try typing the following and pressing enter after: 

xcode-select --install

It will not appear as though anything was installed on your computer when this completes, but it was!

Visual Studio Code - Programming Text Editor

We will write our programs' code in the editor Visual Studio Code (VSCode) this semester.

1. Follow this link:
2. Download the Mac zip file

3. Double click the downloaded "" file. This extracts and creates an application named "Visual Studio Code" in your downloads folder.

4. Drag the "Visual Studio Code" file from your Downloads folder to your Applications folder. You should see the Applications folder in the left-hand sidebar of your Finder window.

Restart your computer once all software has been installed.

Almost done! 
Remember to go back to "Software Setup" and finish your setup here: