What IDE will run on Chrome OS and chromebook that has Linux locked?

My students have Chromebooks with Linux locked. What IDE will work well on Chrome OS?

Welcome to the forums!

I can’t speak to what IDEs you could install locally, as I’m not familiar enough with the suite of apps available to ChromeOS, but at a glance it seems like your options are a little more limited and many of the most common aren’t supported - what exactly is it your students would be programming in?

If you wanted a more common IDE that isn’t supported directly, it might be worth looking into a browser based IDE like https://vscode.dev/, which is Microsoft’s official browser-based version of VSCode. Alternatively there are fully cloud based options like https://gitpod.io/ (again a cloud-based VSCode port) or Build, ship, and share software with Replit’s powerful IDE - Replit (not VSCode, but similar) or https://stackblitz.com/.

The latter three aren’t totally free, but they’ve got generous enough free subscription tiers that (at least I personally) have never run into issues with. The limitations of the tiers is 50 hours/month for GitPod, and only the ability to create publicly accessible code in Replit or Stackblitz.

Happy coding! :slight_smile: