I have spent all night looking through tutorials for creating apps with Electron, and none of them are working. Any time I try to run anything I get piles of errors. I went to the “Quickstart” documentation, but nowhere on the page is there anything that explains how to actually start an electron project.
Examples of the struggles I’ve come across: How do I use npm? How do I install electron? Are there files I need to download before I can start writing my actual app? How do I run my app once I’ve written it? None of these questions are answered by any of the documentation I’ve seen. I’ve seen tutorials telling me to enter stuff into the “CLI” (without explaining what that is or where I might find it) and I’ve tried, but command prompt just throws errors.
What I’m looking for is this:
- What do I need to download, and where do I need to put it?
- What installation/setup steps do I need to take?
- How do I run it in order to test what I’m made?
I also do not intend to use Git or GitHub, as those are beyond overkill for what I’m trying to do, unless they are absolutely necessary.