Postgres on Mac — Skip Brew, Use Postgres.app

Developers using Postgres on Mac — I’d suggest using Postgres.app, instead of Homebrew to install and manage databases. Postgres.app allows you to run specific, and multiple versions easily and won’t auto-upgrade your Postgres to a version you didn’t want.

I really like Homebrew in general for package management on macOS. That said, there is one key behavior of Brew that really irks me, which is that by default it will upgrade all your installed packages any time you do a new install or update! This is terrible for databases in particular. It is very…