How did Repl.it help you this year?
We want to feature a few stories from our community and would love to know how Repl.it helped you navigate 2020. Maybe you're teacher and Multiplayer helped you teach your class, or you're a developer and we helped you collaborate with collaborators. Whatever comes to mind, please share!
Okay, legit answer this time:
I am a school student, and I don't have a PC, what I do have is a school-administrated, Google Chromebook.
These laptops are completely useless while administrated.
It's not I don't like the hassle of setting up a compiler and build system, it's that I literally can't, even if I wanted to!
Repl allows access to a VM that almost feels just like a normal machine. Yes, it has plenty of restrictions, and plenty of arbitrary decisions have been made, but it's a machine, one that I can install software on, and execute code on.
Repl has provided salvation to anyone in this situation, especially during the recent pandemic.
@realTronsi I once fork-bombed my own machine. That was because I pasted the fork bomb into the wrong terminal. I think I told you that story back when I invited you to the repl named
RickRoll#. Remember that? and how you forced me to use Monsieur La Doulaise? Remember? And how you called broccoli celery? And you claimed I live in Australia which is not true? And we wrote an idea proposal in the form of a cringeworthy game named amasad Inc. for amasad, which still to this day has not been seen by anybody other than us? Remember?!?!?!?!?
@programmeruser Oh, you were referring to Repl's restrictions, not my personal device.
By Repl's restrictions, I was referring to stuff unrelated to the VM.
Example: if I had my own PC, I could just download/install any syntax highlighter, associate it with any file, etc.
Stuff like that, Repl provides absolutely 0 control over.
See: https://repl.it/feedback/p/arbitrary-syntax-highlighting (you've already seen it)
And yes, I agree that repl.it should give us complete control over the IDE (and maybe the VM)
The VM isn't even that restricted, we can do quite a lot, but a lot if it is hacky workarounds.
But, we don't even have those hacky workarounds for the IDE, the IDE is strictly what they say that it is. But that's how plenty of web IDEs are.
It's not the VM that I care about anymore, it's the IDE.
And anyway, @amasad said that we shouldn't treat Repl like a web IDE in one of his blogs; hope that changes soon...
I meant copy + paste your code over.
I could easily do that anywhere, but I'd effectively need an entire Linux VM to replace Repl's functionality.
Find an online IDE that does the following:
- allows me to compile and execute native code, from connecting to HTTP sockets to messing with the kernel
- has an okay UI/UX
- is free
I haven't found one that does all of that at once, besides Repl.it.
There are other sites that are dedicated to web dev, ex:
But honestly, I don't care about web dev.
And don't you have [an] old Windows 7 computer lying around?
No, I'm serious, this is my only device, and technically it's not even mine, it belongs to a school district.
If I had a device of my own, I would legitimately stop using Repl.it. I have no reason to prefer Repl over an actual desktop computer, where I would have complete control over my environment.
Actually, it would be easier to use GUIs on a desktop, so I would intentionally avoid Repl.
Right now, my options are Repl or nothing, so I've chosen Repl and tried to get comfortable, but it's not close enough.
Find an online IDE that does the following:
- allows me to compile and execute native code, from connecting * to HTTP sockets to messing with the kernel
- has an okay UI/UX
- is free
It runs in your local web browser, only connects to somewhere else when it needs something like an http request or some files.
No, I'm serious, this is my only device
Lastly, I've used an old Windows 7 and it nearly crashed the PC, but the hardware was perfectly fine.
@programmeruser What an extension!? Why didn't I ever think of that?
when I say, "restricted," I mean it :)
I've attempted exploiting design oversights in CrOS, but it crashed before I got the freedom that I wanted, so it's relatively bullet-proof.
have you tried downloading the source code and loading it as an unpacked extension?
Can't load extensions at all, packed, unpacked, local, from the store, etc. I have tried to execute a locally-stored extension before.
maybe you could try consoleFISH?
School blocked their site.
also, have you tried talking with the school admin?
No, I genuinely have no clue who's in charge of that stuff, probably someone in the district, not the school.
Also, I have an exceptionally poor reputation among even those who don't know me. I'm not known for anything good, so there's no way that they would be lenient towards someone with a background like mine.
If it weren't for Repl providing a free sandbox to execute malicious code in, I would've never learned how to develop malware, and I would've destroyed my own computer's software! But, thanks to Repl.it, I could safely execute any virus I got my hands on, knowing that it would be perfectly safe.
sorry for late response
1 2 3) then its not possible for us to test or possibly even create a virus, we have no distribution method, we have to go sniffing for security leaks which, based on how pathetic we did trying to hack repl, won't be happening any time soon, and we can only code it in repl.
~~ open source virus ~~
"Here is a nice picture" Haha, classic Repl.it.
For real, though, the Repl.it community saved my grade on a lot of my CompSci assignments this year. I was also able to collaborate on some projects with my coding buddies without a hoot.
Thank you Repl.it <3
Repl.it has really helped me 'sandbox' things, what I mean by that is like I have been able to try out
and give up on so many new languages and that's really helped me learn quite a few of the languages, so thanks :))
I don't really have a computer to install python and other program's on. repl.it has helped me keep programming with little resources and enabled me to learn a lot of things about python c# and other langs without needing to install them or worrying about anything but programming.
Repl.it helped me this year well actually last year by just being the best coding community I've ever seen!!! Like other communities keep urging you to buy stuff and you can't really learn coding in a good way!!! And I really like multiplayer!!!
When you're stuck on a chromebook, repl.it is a lifesaver. I learned so many different programming languages this year, partially thanks to you!
How did it not?
My coding teachers solely taught through Repl.it this year, and it was easy for them to review my code. I was able to help my friends with their coding projects, and host my first website hassle free.
I learned heaps more coding knowledge, and got some free hacker too!
I helped others learn python and had fun making the tutorial too. I could do less npm/yarn/pip3 and more upm (very cool, I installed it locally too)
I could experiment with code, and not worry about saving, running, opening, etc.
And finally, I could code on the go!
yaaay for repl.it, its helped me a lot throughout the year
It let me hone my coding skills with the Weekly Challenges. It was also the coding platform I did for all my problems and compiled without eating up storage on my device. I also found a few new book geeks(#BOOKNERDS4EVER) and connected with the community, it also made me feel like I helped when I answered questions :)
- Hosting for free. Very useful.
- Experimenting with code so I don't need to on my local machine. This helped a lot because repl.it automatically installs dependencies.
Thanks Replit :)
(I forgot, was it replit or repl.it or Repl.it or Replit 🤔🤔🤔)
I found repl.it after I just started coding. It really helped me accelerate my coding skills. After distance learning, with extra free time I started racking up my coding skills. Without an actual computer of my own, repl.it allowed me to host projects without the worry of setting them up. Overall, repl.it helped me become a better coder overall... and I thank them so much for that.
It helped me learn a lot of HTML and a LOT of CSS. I also learned quite a bit of python. @Whacko (Formerly JavaMaster1) helped me learn a lot of HTML while we were working on a project (thats sadly abandoned now) and I definitely wanna thank him.
Also thanks repl.it for providing a free coding IDE and not advertising the pro plan as much as youtube.
I had started learning code a few years ago but (for some crazy reason) I put it down. I was reintroduced by my comp sci teacher in August and I absolutly love it. Repl is an amazing place with an amazing community. They are always very helpful and supportive. Thank you @amasad and the other creaters (who I won't ping).
EDIT: Lol nice pic
Well, at first, repl.it helped me code in C++ without installing the compilers which are very irritating and hard to download. Later on, I also found other great stuff like repl talk and I instantly started using it a lot. Repl.it will also help me in the future if I start using elixir.
Well, I started learning to code with Lua, that was mostly because me and my brothers were messing around with roblox games, but I was more of a "copy and paste" coder then a real one. After I quite doing that, I got a rasberry pi from my brother and started messing around with that. Since c++ seemed to complicated, I did a python course on codeacademy and started messing around with Thonny. Thonny however had a lot of limitations, and I switched computers a lot so I couldn't edit my code that was on another computer. I also wanted to share my code with my friends so I googled for an online IDE and found repl.it. Besides allowing me to work together with my buddies and work on projects from different computers, replit allowed me to branch out into all sorts of other codes like HTML, JS, CSS, Ruby, R, and C#