J Scott Smith

Setting Up Ruby (RVM) and Node on a Fresh OSX Install

Articles - January 18th, 2015


A quick method to the madness of setting up a new machine. I’ve done this a number of times, so I figured I’d write it down now. I’ll be installing the following on a fresh install of Yosemite:

  1. Install Xcode
  2. Homebrew
  3. RVM - Ruby Version Manager
  4. Install Node.js

1. Download and Install Xcode Command Line Tools

Download Xcode and install.

2. Install Homebrew

Install Homebrew by running the following command and entering your password when prompted:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

3. Install RVM

Install RVM. A number of different options are available.

\curl -sSL https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby

4. Download and Install Node.js

Download Node.js. Run the installer.

And So On…

This get’s me up and running mostly, but I also installed Grunt CLI npm install -g grunt-cli so I can utilize it as my task manager. Off on your own now…