Chromebook for Developers (part 3)

This post is going to be about developer tools I’ve used and can recommend on Chrome OS. Previous posts describe setting up a Linux chroot environment so you can use all your familiar Linux dev tools, and as such I won’t spend any time on those here (you already know who they are). Instead, here’s a list of favorite Chrome OS tools I’ve been using for my daily development tasks.


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Caret is a lightweight, attractive, performant text editor along the lines of Sublime Text and others. It has basic project management skills without being overbearing. It’s quick to launch, handles large files with ease and is very configurable. It’s also free.


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JackDB is a surprisingly complete SQL database client that works well on Chrome OS. It’s...

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