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How to Install DBeaver Community Edition on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install DBeaver Community Edition on macOS using Homebrew.

What is DBeaver?

“DBeaver is an SQL client and a database administration tool. For relational databases it uses JDBC API to interact with databases via a JDBC driver. For other databases (NoSQL) it uses proprietary database drivers. It provides an editor that supports code completion and syntax highlighting. Community Edition (CE) is the initial version of DBeaver and support relational databases.” ~ Wikipedia

What is Homebrew?

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.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install DBeaver Community Edition on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install dbeaver-community

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install DBeaver Community Edition on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update                           # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew tap caskroom/cask                # Tap the Caskroom/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS.
$ brew search dbeaver-community         # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew cask info dbeaver-community      # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew cask install dbeaver-community   # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup                          # For all installed or specific formulae, remove any older versions from the cellar.

Summary

Congratulations! You have successfully installed DBeaver Community Edition on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.