Owen Evans662 Points
New student using a cheap Chrome book
I have been using a work-issued laptop for a few years and it is locked down so that I cannot install software or even use a USB port.
I bought a cheap Chrome book for Treehouse learning. My thinking was Treehouse is browser-based, so it should be okay.
Does anyone have tips, software recommendations, or other advice for a Chrome book user?
Jessie Starborne5,473 Points
The Workspaces in each course are a great resource, but if you're looking to work with stuff locally on your machine, I'd recommend Visual Studio Code. It's free, and has a ton of extensions to allow you to run test servers quickly and easily to view your code and debug live. (Do a YouTube search on how to setup a development environment in VS Code for whatever language/track you're working on.)
If you're just looking for a simple editor, I also recommend Notepad++. It's lightweight and simple, and will get the job done without a lot of complication or fuss.
Hope that helps! ^^
Megan AmendolaTreehouse Teacher
Hi, Owen Evans ! Workspaces are great for learning and working through content, but eventually, you'll probably want to work locally on your machine to get used to the typical workflow for a developer. It is possible to get everything working on a Chromebook and here's a great resource on how to do it.