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Owen Evans
Owen Evans
662 Points

New student using a cheap Chrome book

Hi everybody!

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?

2 Answers

Jessie Starborne
Jessie Starborne
5,473 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! ^^

Owen Evans
Owen Evans
662 Points

Thanks for your comment, Jessie Starborne. I will definitely take a look.

Megan Amendola
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Megan Amendola
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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.

Owen Evans
Owen Evans
662 Points

Thanks Megan Amendola. This looks like a great setup guide.