What Repl.it accomplished in 2020 and what to expect in 2021
In early January 2020 I asked what to expect from Repl.it that year.@amasad kindly replied outlining the 2020 roadmap.
How did things go? Let's review what Amjad wrote:
Early this year we're focused on performance, reliability, and design polish. You might've noticed some improvements on that front.
The most exciting thing to look forward to with regards to performance is our new snapshot-based filesystem. We're rolling it out as we speak. If you're an explorer you'll already get. Not only git, and other file operations will be more reliable, but we'll also be caching dependencies so they don't have to install every-time the repl wakes up.
The Repl.it team nailed this goal by improving performance and stability, both of the system and the user-facing infrastructure. A lot of work also went into design such as the website redesign, multitabs, terminal search, and more.
We're then going to spend some more time on API. More specifically, an API for IDE plugins, an API for creating/managing repls, and an (official) API for repl talk.
The APIs don't seem to be already available. But the work on performance and stability was likely a prerequisite.
After that, comes the real interesting stuff around the platform. We'll polish up and ship Auth, as well as repl.store, plus other things that we can't really talk about right now. Then, we're going to spend some time working and documenting on the "Repl.it workflow." In other words "what's the recommended way to build and deploy software on our platform," along with a way for doing continuous integration/deployment.
As for the other things, Repl.it released and enhanced the CLUI, as well as publishing a lot more blog content. And of course there was also the major transition to Teams.
Finally, expect some love to mobile/tablet. Whether it's a native app or something else is TBD.
Repl.it now fully works on mobile, including smartphone screens.
What can we expect in 2021? I hope Amjad will share again some of the major areas of work the Repl.it team is planning for this year.
Wow thanks for this! We actually built a lot of API that we didn't release because the performance issues were paramount.
Let organize my thoughts and I'll reply to you shortly.
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We need private repls for the normal plan so bad. I have gotten and my emergency repl was hacked too. My business was ruined but it toook me 3 months to rewrite everything! Make the private repl feature avialible for everyone.