To install Cerebral you need to use the Node Package Manager. NPM is part of Node, so please install that on your computer first. You should install Node version 5 or later.
To install Cerebral BETA you have to explicitly install Cerebral:
npm install cerebral@beta
You can download or just play around with any of the following boilerplates from Webpackbin. The boilerplate is built on Webpack. Read more about how the different view layers work in API - components.