Repl.it is one of many online coding platforms. How did you find this one? Did you do a google search? A friend? Why did you choose Repl.it over the many others that exist out there. Currently repl.it is one of the most popular. I will say that if i google's filtering and searching system were different, i wouldn't have found it. I found Repl.it with
online python3. Comment below your own story!
Reasons so far:
- Coding on multiple computers
- Learning at school
- Looking for better online compilers/interpreters
- Searching on google for online <coding language>
- Coding in school without downloading interpreters/compilers
- Making games that wouldn't work on normal compilers/interpreters
- Entering competitions that require repl.it
- Storing code online. To show other people, or other uses
It's really cool to see how other people found repl.it. If I had been told to list as many reasons as I could, I would have gone with Bullet 1, Bullet 2, Bullet 3, and maybe Bullet 5.
Back in school I was getting interested in learning more programming languages. But I was discouraged because I didn't have a laptop and was always on the move (between home, school, and job) and every time I had an hour to code a little I have to spend most of it installing or troubleshooting compilers, IDEs, libraries, etc.
So I discovered the idea behind Repl.it -- an instant & portable programming environment for any language I want to learn. I ended up being the one to code it into existence but I might as well have found it if it existed before that.
I am a Mentor at a Coder Dojo in our area. I was helping a kid with a CSS problem when I realized her IDE was in her browser. I had never heard of it, so I asked her. She said it was called "repl.it" and had a lot of languages to code on. I signed up, started up a Python project, and I have been using it ever since!
I was on a school chromebook and was very bored, I knew that python OS import could inject into shell, so I decided to look for an online python compiler so I could use a shell terminal in school, the reason for this was because shell allows you to ssh and I enjoy exploring ssh servers, I've found chat rooms, ctfs, communities, and tons more interesting stuff using the shell that I am able to use thanks to repl.
I was searching stuff similar to JSFiddle but for Clojure. And found Repl.it.
And I found it the best online editor for code examples and "Hello world".
But it is pity that it's not suitable for hosting of small projects with external libraries.
I'd like to use it's paid option for example for Telegram bots, but do not realize how to do so without importing needed libraries for Clojure or Java or Golang :(
Googled it. Coding on multiple computers, new and old, Win and Linux, I mainly I use it to breath life back into my old 32-bit Arm based Chromebook since Repl.it is the only coding platform that I could get to run on it without the hassle of entering developer mode.
I'm in middle school and one of the requirements at my school is a python coding class. They just so happened to be teaching it with this beautiful website. I've expanded my knowledge to almost all the languages they have on this website. It has definitely been a fun journey though!
i use repl for point 6 but found it randomly on the internet. at the moment i have finished my first python game and decided. "hey, why not make a even LARGER game in lua cuz im smart." i just wana say my python game was about 430 lines, and continued forever. if anybody wants to see it i could post a link to it, but kinda lazy and sitting in global studies right now so. yeah.
Edit: here is said game. Sorry for delay wasnt doing much with repl during spring break.
I know my code will be sloppy but i did what i could. And for about a week from knowing nothing to this. I think its pretty good.
Honestly I found repl.it at school(two-ish years ago) when searching google for python ide online.
@PYer yes agreed, but I'm growing use to some of the limitations, like not as in depth code suggestions or the description of the functions, but its better than trying to tap the screen to move the cursor as it was when the desktop version was on mobile. If they change it again I would have to break my pattern yet again and start from the bottom up. :)
I used to have a very simple Python class in 5th grade, and am taking another Python class in 7th, and rediscovered repl.it. And I am dang glad I did!
I was starting a code club at my school and we were trying to get the administrators to download pycharm on the computers. They instead installed enthought canopy which took 10+ minutes to open. We looked online for alternatives and found repl.
Now I use repl even on my main computer for personal projects so I can work on them at school too.
@PYer Well... Not a ton lately. This is the club's 3rd year. At first we just did lessons to others to teach them some coding basics. But then we kinda got tired of just being teachers, so now we just meet and work on programming projects/project euler problems together. It's pretty unstructured now, especially now that our group has gotten smaller.
My teacher wanted us to learn coding so we did and we used repl to make programs and games.
I was looking for alternative's to scratch, eventually i found blockly then i converted blockly to python, remembered it then went to find a online code writer, then i found repl.it :P
@PYer im actually learning it still, and i find it pretty easy to learn as long as you write it a few times for example to remember the print command i made a little story using only the print command. as for scratch i learnt it in something called "coder dojo" it's basically just something you show up to and they teach kid's scratch and assign you different tasks, blockly i found in alternative's. (Oh and sorry for the bad grammar i tried my best im only 10 so yeah.)
Was organizing a club and found this site perfect as a development platform for projects and what not. I don't recall fine tuning any of my internet search queries specifically to find this website. So I guess concerning your bullet points, I can align with number 4 the most. :) I'm not sure what you mean by bullet point 7 though :thinking:
@PYer Well after organizing the club I was dissuaded from actually submitting the papers to the school. At the time I had a lot of my plate (concerning classwork) so it was only natural for them to suggest that. At that point, I only knew a little bit of c++, so I guess it wasn't a bad decision after all. :)