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How to Install STS on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Spring Tool Suite (STS) on macOS using Homebrew.

What is STS?

“The Spring Tool Suite (STS) is an Eclipse-based development environment that is customised for developing Spring applications. It provides a ready-to-use environment to implement, debug, run, and deploy your Spring applications, including integrations for Pivotal tc Server, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Git, Maven, AspectJ, and comes on top of the latest Eclipse releases.” ~ Spring Pivotal

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 STS on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install sts

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install STS 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 sts                       # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew cask info sts                    # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew cask install sts                 # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup                          # Remove any older versions from the cellar.


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