Setting up an Electron development environment

Electron is a cross platform javascript/html/css library for developing desktop applications. It's used by lots of big organisations to develop cross platform applications and relies on knowledge of Javascript, HTML and CSS and some knowledge of command line scripting.

Visit the ElectronJS website

Visit the ElectronJS website and read all about how cool it is.

Install Node.js

Node.js is a "a free, open-sourced, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment that lets developers write command line tools and server-side scripts outside of a browser."

For Windows, following these steps to get started:
  1. Download and install Node.js from their website. This will install the Node.js runtime and npm package manager. 
  2. I also chose to install 'Chocolatey' and all additional tools as well (even though I don't know what they do yet - I hate missing out).
  3. Note to self : Need to learn more about Node.js ...