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02 April 2018 / by André Maré

How to Install Java on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Java on macOS using Homebrew. This approach will always install the latest version of Java and I will explain in another post how to install specific versions of Java.

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30 March 2018 / by André Maré

TED: A Robot that Runs and Swims like a Salamander

This is Pleurobot. Pleurobot is a robot that we designed to closely mimic a salamander species called Pleurodeles waltl. Pleurobot can walk, as you can see here, and as you'll see later, it can also swim. Auke Ijspeert is a Roboticist that designs biorobots that is modelled after real animals. Biorobotics is a very active field of research in robotics where people want to take inspiration from animals to make robots to go outdoors, like service robots or search and rescue robots or field robots.

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26 March 2018 / by André Maré

How to Update Homebrew Formula on macOS

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple's macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS. After you installed a number of packages on your macOS making use of Homebrew, it is only a matter of time before newer versions of those packages are available and you need to upgrade those packages. Homebrew offers a very simple way to upgrade your packages. By running the brew update & brew upgrade commands, all of your installed packages will be updated, but you may want to update only specific packages. This post will list the commands required to update and upgrade specific packages.

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