The quickest way to get started with Locomotive is to create an application
lcm, the CLI included with Locomotive. Install Locomotive
globally from npm to make the command available on your
$ npm install locomotive -g
Now we can create an application, using
lcm create <name>. In this quick
tutorial, we'll create an app named hello.
$ lcm create hello
Now we'll switch into the newly created directory containing our app and install dependencies.
$ cd hello
$ npm install
$ node server
Our new app is now up and running at localhost:3000!
The application skeleton is simplistic, but the code it contains has helpful comments and useful tips. It is worth taking a moment to browse through the code to get a sense of how a Locomotive application is structured. Then continue reading this guide for details on how the pieces fit together.