In order to code out a project you will need to create a folder that stores all of your code related files, your assets (images, sound). You will also need to be able to open these files in a text editor.
We have built this whole experience around repl.it. Repl.it is an online text editor that will let you open our starter project. It’s important that you create a free account at repl.it. We like this option because you will be able to add your fellow team members to your project and you can all work together simultaneously.
Go to repl.it and enter your information and click “sign up”.
Once you are logged into Repl, you will need to click on this link –> https://repl.it/@codechangers/io-template. This is the starter code that you will need to start your project.
You are currently looking at CodeChanger’s project under their Repl Profile, you will need to click the
forkbutton at the top of your profile (only one member of your team will need to do this). This will add the project to your profile.
forkthe project it keeps the same name. If you want to change the name of your project click on the name and change it to whatever you want (you can continue to change it at any time). Repl.it automatically saves, you don’t need to constantly save your code.
Next, add your fellow teammates to your project. Click
sharelocated on the top right of the website. You can add your teammates by putting in their usernames or emails or you can send them a link. They will see a notification in repl or receive an email. From there you can all collaborate on the same files!
Now you are all set up and ready to code. Repl.it has a “run” button at the top, for smaller projects that works great, for complex projects like this that won’t work. Don’t worry we will teach you how to see your project in action but don’t worry if you hit
run in repl.it and nothing happens.