Tim Chen

@timmy_i_chen (940)
Former High School CS teacher turned Repl.it Chief Snack Officer
repl.it staff appreciation post
posted to Share by SPQR

Thanks for the kind words, man. We do this for you guys, our users :)

If you could ask the Repl.it team anything, what would you ask?
posted to Ask by katyadee

@theangryepicbanana Its our most popular language, and people commonly choose it for learning programming, which is good growth for us.

Question regarding the Hacker plan
posted to Ask by SPQR

@heyitsmarcus private repls will remain private, and @SPQR file sizes will still be fine. 🙃

How to use a custom domain
posted to Learn by dotcomboom

Thanks for writing this up! Solid!

So… who exactly won the repl.it Game Jam?
posted to Announcements by katyadee

PCPartPicker is fantastic for picking parts if you're building your own :)

Discord Bot Competition
posted to Share by timmy_i_chen

@AlexanderSmith8 What do you need help with?

What is polygott?
posted to Ask by Vandesm14

Old Repl.it Languages:

Python has a python image
Node has a node image
C has a C image

Polygott Languages (eventually):

Python uses polygott image
Node uses polygott image
C uses polygott image

Node has access to python and C binaries, etc etc

Learning Web Development w/ Python Part 1
posted to Learn by ArchieMaclean

Love it!

Repl.it - Secrets, Mysteries, and a New Update!
posted to Share by MarcusWeinberger

@MarcusWeinberger Yeah sure.

staging.repl.it is where we test soon-to-be-released-code. It seems like a clone of repl.it because it uses production data.

eval.repl.it is the domain for our infrastructure. Any repl that runs on a container will connect to eval.repl.it @turbio can probably go into more details here

PHP website backend support?
posted to Ask by olafh10

We made some updates to PHP (well, we made two new "languages"):

https://repl.it/languages/php_cli - New and improved PHP language for command line interface shenanigans. Supports multiple files.
https://repl.it/languages/php7 - PHP Web servers! Just like other hosted repls, this allows you to write websites using PHP.


Repl.it - Secrets, Mysteries, and a New Update!
posted to Share by MarcusWeinberger

i work at repl.it and i dont know what most of those subdomains are for

okay i know like half

AILEE: Artificial Intelligence Lionux Exploit Environment
posted to Share by grantHaataja

We really liked the intro screen :D

If you could ask the Repl.it team anything, what would you ask?
posted to Ask by katyadee

@lsambrook Most of us are at Repl.it HQ in SF, although some of us are also remote. Sometimes even people in SF work from home when it's necessary. Speaking personally, I do it for fun and to get paid ;)

Can you make the notifications page work?
posted to Ask by PYer

It's notifications for classroom activity, e.g. when a new assignment is posted (student) or when a student submits an assignment (teacher). We were thinking of expanding it to Repl Talk if it took off though. :)

Artificial Intelligence Competition
posted to Share by lydiahallie

@SPQR Love this idea. :)

posted to Ask by StivRodzhiers

Yes, we do plan on adding this functionality eventually. We're a small team, but we'll get there :)

Build your very own URL shortener 🔗🚀
posted to Learn by jajoosam

Also, @dotcomboom your tutorial was referenced above :)

👾We're hosting a Game Jam! 👾
posted to Share by katyadee

@ItsYeBoiJ Then you get the joy and experience of building a game :)

Why is this site saving everything?
posted to Ask by DavidMcConnachi

@DavidMcConnachi So repls will be in your dashboard if you create one, or edit an existing one.

If you become an explorer, you can enable Folders for your dashboard. Extra hidden pro-tip - you can create a folder called 'Unnamed' in your home directory and any new repls will go in there instead of cluttering up your main view. :)

Better organization?
posted to Ask by GeorgeGibby

Thanks for bringing this up. We have been talking about it lately and it's something we plan on doing soon - we just want to make sure we get it right the first time. :)

3D Random Maze with Pygame and PyOpengl
posted to Share by evanzimmerman

Very technically impressive :)

Creative Challenge to anyone who knows basic Python
posted to Share by AlexTerm

I love these types of challenges! Here's one I made a while ago - the code isn't that long, but the runtime is ;)

July Competition: Create Multiplayer Games
posted to Share by timmy_i_chen

@LiamChurchill Yup that's pretty much it. If someone took all three weeks to make a super awesome game that didn't win the most votes, it should be recognized too. :)

👋✨Introduce yourself 🎉😀
posted to Announcements by amasad

Hi guys, I'm Tim and I work at Repl.it - I like programming, teaching, and learning. Big fan of Javascript and Python, so feel free to ask any questions! In my personal life, I like playing poker, videogames, and biking.

Deploying GitHub Repos onto repl.it
posted to Share by tra38

Oh man, thanks for writing this up. We're also working on some kind of github integration as well. :)

posted to Ask by IEATPYTHON

I'd go to Hawaii. Again. How can you say no to these beaches?

posted to Share

Repl.it Python is always stuck loading
posted to Ask by SplashWave

@smailliwretep The issue is that we can't really know with certainty what's causing the connection issue - it could be that our service is down, or it could be that a browser extension is interfering with it, or it could be that the network itself is blocking it (e.g. in a school or office), etc.

Refer a Friend for Free Hacker Plans!

@ChristianThone actually, if they exchange, they each get a month for free!