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How Did YOU Find Repl.it

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PYer

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
  • Friends
  • 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.

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amasad

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.

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PYer

@amasad
Cool! Repl.it is amazing!

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themaka

@amasad
One of my college classes used an IDE that wasn't on the lab's computer images, so we spent almost 15% of each class installing it ...
Repl.it would have been an amazing solution

I'm amazed more colleges aren't using it.

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PYer

@themaka
It is really cool. Repl.it is fairly new though, and maybe other colleges are using it. You wouldn't really know unless you are in college? Are you?

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amasad

@PYer
There are sooo many colleges using it. But yes, I agree, all of them should haha

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themaka

@PYer
I teach at one.

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PYer

@themaka
cool!

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B0T

@amasad
Thanks to that great idea. Now Repl.it is really useful for instant, portable programming and for better learning experience. I don't have to hide my teacher that im installing a programming language again, she doesnt allowed students for installing anything. yea quite annoyed

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PYer

@B0T
agreed

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Highwayman

PYer:

*innocent repler* *asks how ppl found repl.it

amasad:

*all knowing god*

in a time before replit...

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HoogidyBoogidy

@amasad
Same!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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ArchieMaclean

Through computing teacher because we have chromebooks which can't install anything.

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PYer

@ArchieMaclean
Yeah. Teachers don't usually allow children to download/install anything on school chromebooks.

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ArchieMaclean

@PYer
You just can't on ours - only chrome extensions can be downloaded. There is a text editor, but there is no python chrome extension :(

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PYer

@ArchieMaclean
I actlually have a python shell. Here is a link: Python Console

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DanielSchumache

@ArchieMaclean
That's how I go found it. I just learned Python as I went on this site. There is a gaming/programming based "sub-school" at mine, but I wasn't accepted. It turns out they also use repl.it even though they have Windows laptops, and they're allowed to download programs on them.

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PYer

@DanielSchumache
cool!

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Coder100

I was looking for an html sandbox and I found it by searching google

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PYer

@Coder100
Yeah. Searching for coding sandboxes seems popular.

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Coder100

@PYer
Ikr

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hyperupcall

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 🤔

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PYer

@eankeen
somebody mentioned a russion roulete that wouldn't work on their complier/interpreter. but it did work on repl.it. what did you do in your club?

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hyperupcall

@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. :)

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PYer

@eankeen
lol

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hayaodeh

@PYer
Thanks for asking this question! All of the comments are amazing here and very nice to read 🤗

I found Repl.it when

@amasad
asked me if I can design the website and the logo for Repl.it, back then it did not exist and that's how I found it, through Amjad, and that was the beginning of Repl.it.

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PYer

@hayaodeh
Cool! I really like the logo. Did you end up designing it?

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hayaodeh

@PYer
yes :)

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Kognise

I was looking for online web development platforms similar to CodeSandbox because it was glitching out on me a bunch. Repl.it far exceeded my expectations!

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PYer

@Kognise
Cool! Repl.it is better than any other coding platform online that i have ever seen.

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Kognise

@PYer
Agreed

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River_PlayzPlay

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

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PYer

@River_PlayzPlay cool. how long did it take you to learn python? i learnt it kind of slow, maybe because i was introduced to it before i saw block coding

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River_PlayzPlay

@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.)

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PYer

@River_PlayzPlay you grammar is better than many people around here. i have never see coder dojo before. thanks for responding. contact me if you need any help with anything

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River_PlayzPlay

@PYer
Thanks! And I'll be sure to contact you if i need help! :P

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AS4

@River_PlayzPlay How far did you get with Scratch?

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River_PlayzPlay

@AS4
pretty dang far, i got to the point where i could make a little asteroid game but that was about it, i lost interest and got bored, so i decided to give up on coding and then a few years later here i am.

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AS4

@River_PlayzPlay I was using quite advanced stuff with Scratch. Anyway pushing the boundaries of it.

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River_PlayzPlay

@AS4
Just realized your icon is the flag on scratch

and i always knew you could go further but i decided not to due to a number of reasons. (one of them being i was 7 at the time and still in normal school and not home-school, meaning i had alot less free-time)

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AS4

@River_PlayzPlay Yes. I am pintofmilk on scratch if you want to see what I have made. I put over some ridiculous 200 hours into one game https://scratch.mit.edu/users/PintOfMilk/

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River_PlayzPlay

@AS4
You, Sir. Are a wonderful human being, I can only dream of being one who has the patience to spend 200 hours into one scratch game, you are amazing. lol

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PYer

@River_PlayzPlay agreed. a lot of patience is required.

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River_PlayzPlay

@PYer
And such is the downfall of many coders, and honestly, I won't deny that I wasn't one of those at the start...or now...

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PYer

@River_PlayzPlay me too :)

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PAULX

I have search a online coding platform and than i have found repl.it first i was to dumb to understand how repl.it works than i switched to a other platform but this platform has after 1 week closed than i have search again i don't have find one thats free and that works good than I decided to try it again with repl.it and i have understand how it works.
sorry for bad english. :D

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PYer

@PAULX
Cool. The prices of repl.it seem to attract attention too.

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Lord_Poseidon

I had to program on dad's office laptop once and I couldn't install anything there. A quick Google search landed me here. Now I use repl.it even if I'm on my PC

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PYer

@Lord_Poseidon Yeah. One of the reasons I use repl.it alot is because I don't have to store all my files. I use 5+ computers for coding, and I don't want to install a bunch of stuff on every single one.

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Ntechh

I went on DuckDuckGo and searched for how to run Python online: I was originally looking for a way to implement a 24/7 python script.

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PYer

@Ntechh
did you find out how to?

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VFDan

@Ntechh
DuckDuckGo 4 Life

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culpower

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.

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PYer

@culpower
what languages?

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culpower

@PYer
Just Python 3 for now

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culpower

@PYer
FWIW, I've also found Repl.it is a great way to practice my long-lost VIM skills since it's so easy to turn on an off in settings(!)

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PYer

@culpower
cool!

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PYer

@culpower
nice

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KevinTomaszewsk

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.
https://game.kevintomaszewsk.repl.run

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SebastianCooke

@KevinTomaszewsk
I WANT THE LINK PLZ

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PYer