This will be first step towards developing on SharePoint Framework. You will use npm to manage the packages and Yoeman for generate SharePoint framework.
#check for existence of Node.js; install if following not returns version node -v #install Yeoman npm install -g yo #install generator #Office template https://github.com/officedev/generator-office npm install -g generator-office #move to your working folder or create folders if required cd D:\location mkdir "Folder Name" #Yeoman console..and pick your generator..it should be office generator yo #Or else directly call callout below yo office
After execution of above code your can select default selections and also able to provide customized values if required.
You can be used either Powershell or Cmder. But I prefer Cmder since it gives better experience if your are a windows user. But for other OS users, you can pick as you wish.
Note: Now, your source template is generated(scaffolded) and can be startup editing with any favorite code editor such as VS, VS code, Sublime, NotePad++ or any.