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Periklis Gkolias

What are the minimum specs of a chromebook to do some serious server side dev ? Is it still SSD and >=8GB RAM like in most laptops or there are native apps that can save you some RAM?

I find high-end Chromebooks a bit expensive.

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Jack

I would need you to elaborate on "serious server side", but I have a HP Chromebook x360 14-14" FHD Touch - Core i3-8130u - 8GB - 64GB eMMC - White and Blue and use it for IntelliJ and GoLand

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Periklis Gkolias

Serious server side example: Writing an API by leveraging well known tools and frameworks (jetbrains, vscode maybe django or spring), having a db server hosted locally and potentially leverage docker builds. All those running locally, not on a cloud environment

Are jetbrains products working without performance issues? Do they provide a lighter version or is it the pure linux one?

I suppose everything under 8GB Ram cannot be considered as a good choice for local dev, right? (As with "normal" laptops)

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Jack

I haven't tested it, but docker builds will probably be slow

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Jack

Jetbrains apps have a slower startup time, but they are fast after that. Normal Linux distro