I've never had an Air, but one thing to consider is maybe trying online-only options. On my Chromebook, I've been playing around with sites like Repl.it and Codesandbox so that it doesn't matter what my specs are. For something even more intensive, Google Cloud and AWS can both be used to make personal development environments (even within the free tier)
That can be an option. Already tried some stuff and it didn’t work quite well for me, but I’m going to proceed. Though I have projects where I need to use my local machine yet (I work as an independent consultant)
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