# Installation & Starting Development
We'll use yarn (yarn is a requirement) to create the basic structure of our app:
yarn create redwood-app ./redwoodblog
You'll have a new directory
redwoodblog containing several directories and files. Change to that directory and let's create the database, and then start the development server:
cd redwoodblog yarn redwood dev
A browser should automatically open to http://localhost:8910 and you will see the Redwood welcome page:
Remembering the port number is as easy as counting: 8-9-10!
# First Commit
Now that we have the skeleton of our Redwood app in place, it's a good idea to save the current state of the app as your first commit...just in case.
git init git add . git commit -m 'First commit'