How did Repl.it help you this year?
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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!

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xxpertHacker (931)

@programmeruser

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.