Sencha Touch - The real getting started guide
Download the tools
To get started, you need two things:
Do NOT attempt to use Sencha SDK Tools! It is doomed to fail.
Install Sencha CMD and unzip the SDK zip to some folder. I will refer to that folder as the SDKFOLDER
Now fire up a terminal and run
If no error is displayed: Well done!
Generate your first app
From wherever you are run the following in your terminal
$ sencha -s SDKFOLDER generate app TestApp /the/path/of-your/new-app/
Now it should do a number of things and you should end up with a working Sencha Touch application project.
See it in action
To verify, run a webserver on the path you created the app in (e.g. /the/path/of-your/new-app) and access it via your browser.
For my example I would use pythons built-in web server like this:
$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer
and point my browser to http://localhost:8000/ to see the beautiful new app!