Need to do a bit of coding on-the-go?
Posted by: Jack Van Zyl 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Grab the LibTerm app (free and open source) or Blink Shell app (paid but also open source) for your iOS device, or a terminal app for your Android device, grab a Bluetooth keyboard, and SSH into an Amazon Web Services virtual machine or into IBM Cloud.
- 1 vCPU: 2.5 GHz
- 1 GB of memory
IBM’s free tier gives you a virtual machine called a Hyper Protect Virtual Server with:
- 1 vCPU
- 2 GB of memory
- 25 GB of data storage
Note that you are still required to provide credit card details when creating these free cloud servers.
A Fresh Blurbs post has a nice outline of the server setup for this.
Another option is Google Cloud Shell, available with a free tier GCP account, giving you in-browser command-line access to an admin machine, with many tools like Docker, Python, Node.js and Ruby pre-installed, and that comes with a built-in code editor based on Theia IDE. It offers:
- 5 GB of persistent data storage