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It's a good idea coding on cellphone?

I own a low quality laptop and I wanna learn and apply a bunch of new things. Should I start studying now while I don't get a new pc or better I don't pratice my knowledge until there?

8/13/2020 5:17:47 PM

Mylenna Braçale

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If you have no choice then coding on a phone is better than nothing for learning the basics. However, having access to a full size keyboard and a larger screen makes for a much more productive and enjoyable environment. The Sololearn code playground is a poor environment for debugging and does not support projects containing multiple source files. Nor does it provide a realistic environment for practicing with multi page websites. Just look at the number of questions posted about how to show an image into the code playground. A low end laptop with a reasonable editor is perfectly adequate for web development and Python scripting. Even C/C++ development is possible providing you don't try to use an IDE that exceeds your laptop's specifications. It will certainly provide a better environment than a phone.

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Small codes or snippets I think are okay to do on mobile, but you will need a full IDE eventually. In the mean time I would suggest Sololearn's Playground, its nice 👌

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My laptop is old Acer Aspire 5738 from 2009 some parts like keyboard are damaged but Im lucky to have it Ive learned a lot in almost 2 months. I love coding in PC its lot more comfortable to me.😄

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Yeah, for practise and keeping your coding life smooth sololearn can do it for you!

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No, it's not good idea it takes to much time as compare to computers keyboard

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Hey Mylenna Braçale Yes It’s A Good Idea To Code On Your Phone Because The Thing Matters Is Knowledge Whatever You Know You Will Code Same On Either Your Laptop Or Mobile So Don’t Worry And Enjoy Your Coding In Your Mobile Phone.

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Hey @Mylenna Braçale, I code in Sololearn most of the time but coding using a full IDE is the best. If your computer is really slow it will take some time to install the IDE. For small snippets you can use Sololearn but for making applications with Django and all you need to use laptop.I make Django apps using my computer.I am using Pycharm as the editor. It is great. I suggest Pycharm for big programs.

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For learning purpose..i would say yes.. But if you have pretty much knowledge and you want to develop something then its not possible with just a cellphone..

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Mylenna Braçale, a keyboard is easy to replace on a laptop. A quick google search for "Acer Aspire 5738 replacement keyboard" brings up lots of hits and even youtube videos on how to replace one. A replacement keyboard costs about the same as a family sized pizza, and will last a lot longer. Another alternative is to use a cheap usb or wireless keyboard if you can't source a replacement keyboard locally.

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Mylenna Braçale I honestly code here in SoloLearn using my phone 90% of the time for practicing what I've learned and making tiny programs. When I want to create bigger programs, I would use my laptop. Whatever you are learning, SoloLearn has a "coding playground" where you can practice coding. In the meantime, you should start here to practice.

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i actually complete a project from my old android L phone about a week ago, because a had no choice at the time. the experience is... meh, not bad but not good either. you wont have any advantages of having an actual keyboard, and need to setting up vim(the editor i used) from the ground up to met the minimum standard that i used to with vs code is it a pain ? in coding part, not really its just different editor with touchscreen keyboard. no fancy gui though, everything done in terminal but its easy to get used to it. setting up vim is a pain on its own, i never seriously using it. so i kinda blind when the plugin start to coming in. good thing its only need to be done once, and quite easy once you get the hang of it

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find a library.