Why do you use repl?
So what I want to know is, why do you use repl? For education, work, or personal use? What do you like about repl?
I use repl for personal use, and I like the community is amazing, with very friendly staff. I also like the editor, and its a great host. Yes, it could improve, but improvements take time, and its a free service, so I for one believe that it is great right now.
A place that hosts my code online is very handy and have been able to complete projects from multiple locations that I wouldn't have been able to otherwise. I mainly use it to quench my thirst for dumb programming ideas that I come up with.
I also use it for personal use. I like using it because there are people here I can help, and that’s the thing I enjoy the most about forums - helping people with I problem I can solve. It makes me feel good. Also because the amount of languages on this site is huge, so if I just randomly on a whim decide to try and learn a new language, I don’t need to hunt for a new site and I get an ide I’m familiar with. I agree with the community being pretty awesome.
I use it for a python class. I'm also using repl to program in general, as I have a chromebook and can't exactly download python on it.
I personally use it for:
- Playing videogames
- Making videogames
- Sharing videogames
- And the same with other things, too.
Basically, I use repl.it as a way to dispense my digital vomit. I enjoy it very much. Yes, there are a few bugs, but we all have those times, and I believe that this is a great resource for hobbyists like me.
I feel really passionate about programming, and this program lets me continue it.
I use Repl.it because I can spin up a full dev environment for a program in the click of a button that expands to what I need it for.
Just testing a quick function? No problem. Running a production website? No problem. Writing a GUI app? No problem!
Better than GDB
I use repl.it for hosting, programming while at school, and testing stuff without having to create multiple folders and setup node and such (super easy: click new repl and boom). It's really nice. I'm hoping that they bring in full Github support as the current git stuff is broken and not usable.
I'm a hobby programmer, so I use Repl.it for learning Python and personal projects.
What I like most about it is it's a fully cloud tool. I use only Chrome OS devices on the desktop and Repl.it is a perfect fit.
I use repl for personal use. I like having test environments that don't take up space on my computer and I also like to make games on repl because I don't have to have tech support come in to install languages on the school computers.
I'm using it as a node ide lately. Actually for faster installs and http reqs as my net connection is currently slow.
Hosted scraprr.xyz there and now Im also thinking of moving some telegram bots from a gcp vm to repls...
@theangryepicbanana Thank you so much! I really do appreciate it. It's really helpful for us –pascal programmers– so we can also enjoy repl. I'll spread this good news to Pascal communities out there.
Why not just add Pascal language to the list instead of using polygott?
BTW… I just made a simple demo for using Pascal in repl.it here. It shows how to setup repl for Pascal, how to use custom unit, and also demos my ansiCRT unit (as an alternative or replacement for standard CRT unit that can't be used within repl).
@theangryepicbanana Thank you for the information. I hope it will be for real this time. It's about time because we're about to make a free online course for our Pascal Community next month. We plan to use repl.it's Multiplayer feature for the course. If repl.it's editor still doesn't support Pascal syntax, we need to find other platform that does.