New Chromebook

Hello Readers,

I just brought home a shiny new Samsung Chromebook. It is silver colored, so totally infringing on Apple’s design. I am pretty impressed with the weight and size. The first bad thing about it is how weak the terminal is by default. I will have to check out the developer mode terminal but so far Crosh is about as powerful as the default shell on MS-DOS. I found a really cool chrome app called Postman that makes REST API calls and then post processes them to be more pleasant.

Postman supports both XML and JSON based APIs and allows you to view the responses to a GET request using Pretty, RAW or Preview mode. I will be exploring the POST features and might have a follow up on it.

Stay tuned for adventures in Chromlandia, where POSIX is the stuff of myths.