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Chrome OS & Database Foundations

TL;DR: Does anyone have a suggestion on how to work through Database Foundations without having access to OSX or Windows?

I promise i'm going to get a real computer eventually.

I'm working on the Database Foundations course, and i'm having trouble figuring out how to mimic using mySQL workbench on a OSX or Windows machine. I've tried crouton and duel-booting to get at least linux running, but they aren't particularly stable. I have a Cloud9 account, which gives me a mySQL database, but the only interface is CLI (as far as i can tell). I have a studentwebhosting account too, but I'm honestly very intimidated trying to figure out how to use SSH and all to access and interact with mySQL that way.

Zachary Green
Zachary Green
16,359 Points

I say embrace to chromebook. I have one and if you need a full OS install ubuntu on your system. Its been a life saver for a lot of courses that require a server and a database.

1 Answer

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Rather than use cloud9 check out http://codio.io, it's similar to cloud9 but you can install some additional server-side applications including MySQL and PHPMyAdmin.

PHPMyAdmin isn't quite MySQL Workbench but it's got a web interface for interacting with a MySQL database.

further reading:

Thanks for the info I switched over to Codio and used these instructions. it's working pretty well, I actually like it a lot more than Cloud9 :]