Announcing repl.run: publish your terminal apps as websites
UPDATE: repl.run is now deprecated. More info here: https://docs.repl.it/repls/repl-run
Almost everyone's first computer program is a terminal program along the lines of:
name = input('What is your name?\n') print('Hi, %s.' % name)
Every programmer has experienced an intense sense of accomplishment when someone uses their program. The problem is that, until today, there was no easy way to share text and terminal-based programs.
That's why we're excited to announce repl.run, where every, and I mean every, terminal program on Repl.it can be published as a website.
You'll get a website with a fullscreen terminal with your program automatically running. Here's the @pyelias's classic chatroom
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Here's what it looks like to publish @ericqweinstein's snake game:
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This is only the beginning. We think we built a whole new way to share terminal apps on the web and it's going to take us a while, with your help, to explore all the implications here.