I am quite new to Electron and cannot find a good tutorial for very beginner like me. So I decide to try and see how it works. My platform is Linux Mint.
First install the electron as suggested:
$ sudo npm install electron-prebuilt -g
It will install electron-v0.25.1-linux-x64.zip.
Then you can have a minimal hello_world example from this gist
$ git clone https://gist.github.com/427fe11ad6beb8b276fb.git helloworld $ cd helloworld $ electron .
Then a simple application starts !! It provides many built-in functions, even the developer tools. (Alt-Command-I).