Whether you are just curious about using linux or a developer getting into the backend business brushing up your skills with actual practice is always good. Thankfully getting a linux development enviroment inside your browser is very easy thanks to google’s cloudshell.

All you need is a free google account, then go to Cloud Shell and click on go to console and activate your cloud shell.

Cloud shell activation screen

Cloud shell

Finally there is your shell, unless you sign up with google’s cloud services this is free of charge.

There are many benefits of cloud shell

  • Web browser access everywhere
  • Web preview of projects using python, node, etc.
  • 5GB storage

So in conclusion i quite like cloudshell, in fact this whole blog was deployed using cloud shell.

Further reading

Cloud Shell documentation