Programming without Installing

by Eric H
For this week’s blog i found a really interesting article that show how to use many different types of programming languages without having to install the required software for each programming language that you are trying to us. The solution to this is; an online integrated development environment supporting many programming languages like PHP, C++, Ruby, java, C#, Visual Basic, and few other languages. For those that is in a hurry to compile or test few lines of codes then all they need is go on the site ( and register for a free Compilr account, once they are done they can click start a new project and start programming. Uses can also load PHP and JavaScript files directly on (Harth, 2012). In the article it also listed another site that is similar to, iDeone is very similar but it has a advantage and disadvantage compared to Compilr; the disadvantage is that is you can not import old projects or execute all the files together, but the old thing is that you don’t even need to register (Harth, 2012).
I think this article very interesting and it relates to what we’ve been doing in class this week and the week before. For Visual Basic we had to install Visual Studio which was a 2GB download (about 30 minutes on a fast connection it can take up to few hours for slow connection) then then installation process took about 30 minutes to complete. And for people that have multiple computers, just to get a compiler to run on all computers will take hours. So sites like and is very useful for many people.


Harth, S. (2012, May 6). Run c , php, java, visual basic codes online. Retrieved from


4 thoughts on “Programming without Installing”

  1. Nice blog, very informative. Yes I can see how a website like would make a users life much easier. It makes sense that something like this exists and it seems to be a great service. Websites like these along with others really make our lives much easier. We are lucky to live in a time when technology is becoming more and more accessible and thanks to Web 2.0 its much more convenient to share ones wisdom and knowledge with others. Although sharing is all well and good it does not pay the bills and this shows that you can still make money even though you offer something for free in the beginning. Thanks for the information and I will definitely keep those websites in mind.

  2. Yes, I agree with the previous article, about this blog being very informative. I have java compiling programs so I don’t think I will need to visit, but I will visit to see how the website works. I currently use eclipse to compile java codes that I have done in previous class, and also have netbeans that is downloaded, but sometimes to see a quick output of a code using might be very helpful/ useful.

  3. This will be a really awesome resource for those that want to learn a lot of programming languages. I could also see it further developing (no pun intended) to be something that works out really well with smart phones. Personally, I find it to be kind of a pain to code when I’m not at a desktop, but a mobile environment is good for fixing small things quickly.

  4. This is a interesting and informative article. Using a Service as a Software (SAAS) to check your code for you. Not only would you save space in your computer, it is free if you put it that way. And with iDeone, you could just copy and paste to see if the files work.

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