I’ve been using a Chromebook for my college Computer Science classes since 2018. Even though we’re online this semester, the Chromebook gets the job done.
“Can I get through a Computer Science program and learn to code with a Chromebook?” It’s a common question on various forums around the web. Here’s my detailed answer after using a Chromebook for my own CS studies.
I’ve been using a Chromebook to code for my Computer Science college classes since last January. It works great. But recently I had to flowchart an algorithm. Draw.io is a great web-based app for nearly any type of diagramming needs.
Most people don’t need a super high-end Chromebook but if you do, there’s a new choice to consider: The Acer Chromebook Spin 13 can be had with a Core i7 U-series chip and 16 GB of RAM.
One of the most read posts on About Chromebooks is from last April when I detailed how I was coding with my Pixelbook. Now that Project Crostini has quickly matured, I’ve revamped my development environment on the Pixel Slate.
There are several ways to code on a Chromebook, but many of the require extra effort, compromise security or cost too much. I’ve settled on a simple, inexpensive method to meet my requirements until a more native solution comes along.