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Can Repl.it substitute a code editor like PyCharm?
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LeonGrin

Hi everyone,

I am learning how to code. So far, my experience with Repl.it has been many times better than using code editors like Atom and PyCharm. That's why I am only using Repl.it.

But I noticed that experienced developers normally use code editors.

If I prefer Repl.it, is it wise for me to continue using Repl.it instead of code editors? Or should I learn how to use code editors due to some shortcoming of Repl.it?

So far, no one I asked was able to answer this question in a satisfactory way. I really hope you guys can help me demystify this very important topic.

Thank you,

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theangryepicbanana

I would recommend Replit for programming normal projects, but I will usually use a code editor if I'm working on something big.

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kaldisberzins

Repl.it is a relatively new phenomenon. Most people who are now experienced developers learnt to code when all coding(pretty much) happened on a local editor. That is why they code on editors like atom, VS Code etc. but it does not mean that repl.it is any worse. Of course, it has some shortcomings like not being able to access when offline and limited functionality in some languages, but it is well on its way to being an all in one coding suite. Thanks repl.it team :). Anyways, i am guessing you are learning python, in which case repl.it is very good for the use. It can handle almost anything except for the most monstrous of projects and is relatively fast as well. I don't code in python myself, but what I have seen of other's projects it is good.
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Yes

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21natzil

Your IDE doesn't prevent you from learning important skills used in the work force, so by all means, continue with repl.it! If a work place requires a certain text editor or IDE then that's fine, but you'll still be able to use the skills you've gained from repl.it

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superguy123456

I think you should just go to python.org and get a simple python IDLE. If you do python.

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DEVIL86

Repl.it is a really powerfull code editor

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AlviraRahman

I have personally used JavaScript, Python and C++ in repl.it (m still green when it comes to C++) but both JS and Python worked just fine IMO. Of course I did data structures in JS and Python. So I don't know how repl.it handles projects. So yeah.