Ruby is opensource, it is simple and focuses on productivity while at the same time has a elegant syntax that is easy to read and understand.

We’ll be installing the latest version released in December 2016, version 2.4.

We’ll be starting off with a fresh CentOS 7.3 minimal installation.

Start off by first installing the “Development Tools” group

Just to cover our bases, install the epel repo

Now it’s time to install the dependancies

Note: there are other dependencies but they’ve been covered when we installed the “Development Tools” group.

Next, we need to install RVMRVM let’s you install and manage multiple ruby environments. Install by issuing the following

To set up the environment

Install any dependencies not covered by the steps above

To list the available versions of Ruby we can install, issue the following at shell

At the time of righting, 2.4 is the latest version

Install version 2.4

Set is to be the default ruby version

That’s it you’re done.