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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
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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
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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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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

@KevinTomaszewsk i would want to see it too

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CollinKunsman

My teacher made us search through Google to find this site about 2 days ago.

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PYer

@CollinKunsman your teacher made you do that? i think she should have been the one to find it

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CollinKunsman

@PYer Uhh... Don't you mean 'he'?

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ZacharyWood

Saw some kid using it in school and looked into it.

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PYer

@ZacharyWood Cool! Did you already know how to code at that time?

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ZacharyWood

@PYer Yeah. I was always looking for a platform to code on, and Replit was the best one so far.

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PYer

@ZacharyWood yeah. i haven't seen any others that are better either.

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JennieLiao

I didn't want to take AP Calculus so I took programming instead and now I'm here :'D It's pretty fun ^_^/

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PYer

@JennieLiao Nice. Programming is much better than calculus.

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Murzikal

@PYer both are nice lol

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PYer
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themaka

A friend of mine got hired here and told me about it.

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PYer

@themaka Cool! Did they also persuade you to work here? You do work for repl.it right?

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themaka

@PYer They did persuade me, but not until I heard some of their long term plans, some of which they've already done, and some of which they haven't even hinted at yet.

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PYer

@themaka Cool! I am curious to know about those long term plans :)

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ch1ck3n

Freinds

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FlaminHotValdez

my coding class introduced it to me, its helpful bc i dont have programs to run every language. Plus it helped me discover the oh-ever-so-awesome language LOLCODE.

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PYer
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PlominPraveena

I came across whatsdev's tutorial in youtube. In his small Javascript Course He said he loved Relp.it. And i put the exact http and BOOM. I AM MINDBLOWN.
now i am thinking why there are IDEs :p

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PYer

Haha. What is an IDE? @PlominPraveena
(Just kidding, but I haven't used one forever!)

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hg0428

Because my school Chromebook could not download normal compilers/interpreters

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HoogidyBoogidy

@hg0428 Same!!!! But I just found it by searching on google for a good development platform.

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hg0428
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HoogidyBoogidy

@hg0428 Also, I was just worried that they would stop me from downloading.

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Codemonkey51

I DID A GOOGLE

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PYer

Yeah, that's how most people found it. Some people had friends introduce it to them though. @Codemonkey51

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Codemonkey51

Lol I introduced my friend he doesn't use it much tho :) @PYer

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KellerWorthen

took an online course to learn how to make websites, at the end they recommended this website to make my own

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staticvoidliam7

googled "online ide"

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PYer

cool! that's the same way a lot of others found [email protected]

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firefish

I found it through Microsoft's website, to find online F# compilers (I don't actually use F#, I was trying it for fun at that point)

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PYer
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VFDan

I googled "online C complier"

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PYer

@VFDan cool

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JoshuaKing1

I first started with javascript when I was in second grade. I learned about 50 new things to do with it until I got bored in this other compiler. Then, I searched up 'online compiler' and I thought repl.it was great! Now I'm experienced in HTML, JS, Ruby, and Nodejs.

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webmunchster

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!

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PYer

@webmunchster cool! i haven't hear of coder dojo before, what is it?

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mwilki7

My professor needed a platform for us to submit F# projects

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PYer

@mwilki7 cool! was it using classroom?

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mwilki7

@PYer Yes, though I wish I explored repl at the time. Would have helped to know there was an online IDE with so many different technologies available.

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EdgarArcia

I read an article on Medium about how to teach/learn Python. I followed the link here and stayed because they offer free accounts to schools. My students like it and it is very easy to check their work. THANKS Repl.it!

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algore

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.

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PYer

@algore cool!

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[deleted]

Causality, i was searching a good online IDE for making an android app and i ended up doing other things. idk why

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