Best way thus far to code on chromebook
For C++ when you create a project unforchently it doesn't start you off with a standard example, and I have ran into various compiling issues and it really doesn't tell you what is exactly wrong with the compiling project like visual studio or even code blocks does. The major issue is it requires for c++ for you to have a "makefile", something it doesn't setup for you or show you how to do. Something that is foreign to Visual Studio Application developers.
This is probably the only way you will be able to program on a chromebook though for a while without going into developer mode and installing linux as a second os, or remoting into another computer. Hopefully it can improve some of these aspects but for now its the best IDE chromebook has to offer, it really is good for a web based IDE thus far though.