Getting started with Joule

When you start working with Joule you will be editing files locally using a code editor and running projects using the Joule command scripts. If you prefer to build your projects within an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) clone one of the existing example projects.


Getting started with Joule has minimal requirements to getting started but to take full advantage of the platform some key technical capabilities would be needed.
  • To use configure Joule it is important that you know some basics of the Terminal. In particular, you should understand cd, ls and pwd to navigate through the directory structure of your computer easily.
  • Install Joule using the installation instructions for your operating system.
  • Create a GitLab or GitHub account if you don't already have one.
  • Install the required platform tools, see the setting up the environment document.