We’re really proud to announce that we’re providing a “Launch interactive shell” feature for the newly-redesigned Python.org website. We hope that the ease of just clicking on something on the site to try it out will help bring even more people over to The World’s Best Programming Language!
Light technical details after the pretty picture…
PythonAnywhere is a platform as a service for Python developers. One of our neat features is that you can work on your code from anywhere, from a computer or a tablet, by starting up a Python or Bash command line inside your web browser. So it was easy for us to roll out a simplified version of the system that just provided a simple Python 3 console (using IPython) for anyone who wanted one, and make that available to Python.org.
So, how does it work?
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And off and running
That’s pretty much it for the overview! If there’s anything you’d like more details on, leave a comment below and we’ll respond there – or we’ll update the blog post if enough people are interested in the same bits.