Any ideas how I can program my new esp8266 that i have connected through usb on my chromebook? I can program my arduno uno using codebender, but i dont think it has esp8266 support.
Use the Java tool - ESPlorer
You can use an actualized Arduino IDE w/ ESP8266 support included or you flash NodeMCU and program in Lua.
Are people really that unfamiliar with Chrome OS? No java support and you can’t install drivers, etc.
Of course you can load drivers - if you know what you are doing.
If you are such an expert in Chrome OS, why are you asking for help?
Chrome OS is a neutered internet-focused variant of linux. If you want to do more than surf and use internet tools, install Ubuntu or Debian on it and stop trying to make a carthorse run a steeplechase.
I never said or implied that I was an expert in anything, I just know I can’t run Java on it or install drivers. At least not without using something like chrubuntu and something I’d like to avoid. Yes, I probably should have bought a laptop that I could natively run Linux on or a MacBook, but I honestly only use a laptop a few times a month. I knew most arduinos already work on the chromebook, so was hoping their was an option for these guys. No biggie.
Did you make any progress on this? It seems very do-able.