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Starter Kit

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The best way to start using MojoJS is to download the starter kit. Before you begin, make sure you have NodeJS installed.

Once you've downloaded the starter kit, simply double-click the server file to start running your application, then open up http://localhost:8085 in your browser.

If you're comfortable with terminal, you can also run npm install; npm start in the application directory.

Below are a list of available commands you can run for the starter kit.

npm install

Installs all dependencies for the starter kit

npm start

starts the development server on port 8085

npm run build

bundles your application into one script

npm run hotswap

runs the hotswap server on port 8090. This script automatically reloads your browser if any file changes locally.

make test

Runs the unit tests


make test ONLY=messages REPORTER=list # run only messages tests with the list reporter

make test-watch

Runs the unit tests, and re-run them whenever a file changes


make test-watch ONLY=messages REPORTER=list # run only messages tests with the list reporter

Pre-bundled package

The easiest way to start playing around with MojoJS is to first download the pre-bundled version which which contains the views, models, template engine, and HTTP router plugins.

Once you've downloaded the pre-bundled version, head over to the /examples directory and open any-one of them in your browser to start tinkering around.

You can also checkout the mojo docs for additional information on how to use the pre-bundled package.