April 12, 2020
Welcome to Repl.it
Imagine a resource that allows for 50+ programming languages, collaborative environments for group programming, implementation of git, runs on any internet connected device, and is free. Yeah that can’t be true can it? But, it is true and it’s called Repl which is found at Repl.it. Repl can be used for just about any computer science class and has proven to be a go to resource for programming outside of the classroom environment. So, here we go with my favorite features about Repl.
What else can this website do for you? There are more features than we’ve discussed like private repls, creating a classroom with assignments and projects, and creating test cases for programming activities. In most programming environments, there are usually specific IDEs or software that need to be installed for the user to get started in programming that language, with repl.it that is no longer a requirement. I still think its valuable for students and users to understand how an IDE works (check out VS Code – its my favorite), but to get code to students and from students to help them understand the programming language first and technology second – repl.it is the answer.