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Conner Ow

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An appreciation to replit

Replit is an online IDE, hosting cloud, collaborative programming environment, and so much more. I've been a user for a while and I really want to voice out what I love about them.

1. Code Anywhere

One of the features I love most is that you can code in your browser, from your phone, in an ipad, and almost any other device that can browse the internet (apple smart watch maybe 🤣).

The fact that you can code from your phone has given such an amazing opportunity to people across the world, such as in the Middle East and some places in Africa, where computers are too costly for people to buy. I've seen so many people who had to code from their phone, from an ipad, or even a 15-year-old computer with just about four megabytes (not gigs) of RAM!

One of their main goals is to bring the next billion programmers online, and that number is rising daily!

2. Amazing Team and Community

The team is always at work, fixing bugs, maintaining their stuff, and ensuring that they provide the best experience for all their users. They are always interacting with their community, listening to even the smallest of voices, and trying their best to fix even the most miniature issues that might cause discomfort.

Although not many people see their actions, almost every day I see a new feature rolled out, all for the better of their users.

The recruiting team doesn't make mistakes - they've got the right people for the job. If the amazing team weren't the way they are now, I wouldn't be where I am now. All of them have made such a big impact in my life.

3. No deployment process

I've probably spent over a few hundred hours trying different deployment methods on different projects throughout my life. Something else I love is that you don't have to deploy your project when you do it on replit. The only thing it takes is to upload/manually type your code in the IDE and then run it. On the first run, your code is hosted live, ready to be shared with anyone across the globe.

You can preview changes live as you code all within your browser relative to making multiple deployments to your project and yelling at yourself for making mistakes that take a whole bunch of time to fix.

4. Best community

The replit community mainly thrives in the discord server instead of directly on replit, but overall, out of everywhere I've been on the internet, their community is the best I've came by.

If you get to know everyone well enough, you'll find that what I'm saying is true. The people who have been using replit for a while really know their stuff and are probably some of the nicest people I've known.


After using replit for a long time and being part of them, I recently became a site moderator. Shortly after, I realized how many people were using replit for malicious purposes, throwing out a majority of complaints, and saying all sorts of bad things about it.

Sometimes, it's amazing to witness an outage (not trying to laugh at any mistakes 😅) and see how many people depend on replit as their only opportunity to code.

It's an amazing thing replit is doing and I respect every member of the team for what they're doing.

Be a bit more appreciative about replit and the things you depend on for coding 👍

Top comments (8)

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Drew Ronsman

It's amazing, but it a good idea to host ur apis with it.

jdog787 profile image

I agree Replit's community is the best I've seen. Replit is an amazing site!

vulcanwm profile image

Yea replit is actually an amazing site! I do all my coding there and I'd probably not even know how to code if I hadn't used replit.

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Liftoff Studios

I hold the same feelings for that wonderful site :nostalgic:

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Shrikant Dhayje • Edited

Like Really We Are Gonna Code On Smart Watch 😅

jdog787 profile image

who knows :)

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Dillon Barnes

Yeah, Replit is awesome. I personally prefer my local dev environment, but when I'm not at home Replit is the go-to.

I can't wait until they bring the extensions feature. It might completely replace my VSC setup in the future.

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Shrikant Dhayje

it's great Online IDE Site, I Had Learn Many Things Beforehand There.