Snow Leopard <3 Web Developers

August 28th, 2009

Snow Leopard

After some digging, it appears that Snow Leopard (Apple’s latest OS X release) includes quite the refresh of web development stacks.

One update that is particularly exciting is the inclusion of PHP 5.3 which is fantastic for PHP developers as this release marks a major milestone in the progression of the language. It will be particularly useful for Bedrock developers using the OS as a development environment (wink wink). Just for fun, here’s a quick list of what versions are included:

  • Apache 2.2.11
  • Java 1.6.0_15
  • Perl 5.10.0
  • PHP 5.3
  • Python 2.6.1
  • Rails 2.2.2
  • Ruby 1.8.7
  • RubyGems 1.3.1
  • SQLite 3.6.12
  • Subversion 1.6.2

If you see anything missing, feel free to mention it in the comments. Also note the above list is for the desktop version of the OS. If anyone is already running the server version, I’d love to hear what else related to web development has been added/updated.