# Run the application

Of course, you want to know if the application that you just downloaded works. In order to test if everything works as expected run the following command: npm run dev.

You should see a message in your console that says:

info: server started at http://localhost:3000

That means that the dev-server successfully started.

After another couple of seconds vuesion will open the url http://localhost:3000 in your default browser.

You have to wait for a second message that indicates that the client and the isomorphic (universal) code is successfully compiled:

# Development mode and hot reloading

Your application currently runs in development mode, which means that webpack watches for changes.

Every file in the ./src directory will be hot reloaded, so you don't have to reload your browser or restart the dev server during development.

That guarantees a really good dev experience and will make you much more productive.


the only files that are not hot-reloaded are the files in the ./i18n directory; you have to reload your browser to reflect the changes.

# Change web-server port

Your app runs on port 3000 by default, set the PORT environment variable to configure a different port e.g. npm run dev -- --port 8080 in development mode or PORT=8080 npm start for your production build.

# Run your application with docker

The application can be served via Docker too.

In order to build the image run:

# install vuepress if you need the docs

npm run ci && docker build -t "vue/starter:latest" .

When building is complete, you can proceed with firing up the Docker container:

docker run -it --name vuesion -p 3001:3000 vue/starter:latest

You have to wait for the message:

info: node server started at http://localhost:3000

Docker is available at port: 3001 so a developer can have both Docker and local server running at the same time

Now that you know everything works as expected, see vuesion in action at http://localhost:3001.