Mike McQuaid
Mike McQuaid

Mike McQuaid is a senior engineer at GitHub where he works from home in Edinburgh. At GitHub he works on improving the quality of internal and external software whilst attempting to automate himself out of the job. Outside of work, he is the lead maintainer of the Homebrew package manager for macOS, author of Git in Practice (published with Manning) and has contributed to a wide array of other open source projects including KDE and the Linux kernel.

Building Homebrew in Ruby: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Homebrew is a popular macOS package manager in the Ruby community and is also written in Ruby. As Homebrew isn't a web application and doesn't provide a Ruby library, the Ruby ecosystem works great for us in some ways and less great in others. Learn about things we love, hate and struggle with because Homebrew is built in Ruby.