Building a Discord bot with Python and Replit
In this tutorial, we'll use Replit and Python to build a Discord chatbot. If you're reading this tutorial, you probably have at least heard of Discord and likely have an existing account. If not, Discord is a VoIP and chat application that is designed to replace Skype for gamers. The bot we create in this tutorial will be able to join a Discord server and respond to messages sent by people.
Discord meme maker bot with Python
In this tutorial, we'll create a Discord bot that adds captions to images, allowing server members to create memes. Users will call the bot using a command and supply it with an image file and a caption. The bot will reply with a new image file that includes the caption.
Discord RPG bot with Python
In this tutorial, we'll create a text-based RPG that users of a Discord server can play by entering special commands. Users will be able to create characters, fight enemies, and earn experience and gold, which they can use to develop their skills and buy powerful items.
2D Platform Game with PyGame
In a previous tutorial we introduced graphical game development with PyGame, covering how to develop a 2D game with animated sprites and user interaction. In this tutorial, we'll go a step further and create a 2D platformer, where you can have an alien walk and jump around a room full of boxes. The previous PyGame tutorial is not a prerequisite for trying this one.
Audio: create a media player
Most people control their music players manually, pressing the pause button to pause a track or hitting a volume up control to raise the volume. With Replit, you can automate your media experience using code.
Card game with pygame
Card games are a great way to learn how to program. We get to build a model of the game, game logic, and a visual interface.
Email news digest app with Nix & Python
In this tutorial, we'll build an application that sends regular emails to its users. Users will be able to subscribe to RSS and Atom feeds, and will receive a daily email with links to the newest stories in each one, at a specified time.
Snake game with PyGame
Snake was an incredibly popular game, mostly remembered from the 1990s era cell phones. For many people, it was the only game on their phone at that time. In the most basic form, it's a super simple game, but still strangely entertaining. It's also a great game to learn the basics of game making from.
Building with Nix on Replit
As of May 2021, Replit supports all programming languages through the power of Nix. But Nix can do a whole lot more than just enable us to use new languages. In this article, we'll cover several different use-cases for Nix on Replit, including:
Juggling with PyGame
So far, we've mainly seen how to write text-based programs, or those with a basic web front end. In this tutorial, we'll instead build a 2D game using PyGame. You'll use animated sprites and learn how to:
Creating interactive Python plots with matplotlib
Although the console only supports text output, Replit allows you to
So far, all the programs we have looked at have been entirely text based. They have taken text input and produced text output, on the console or saved to files.
Discord role assignment bot with Python
Discord is a free-to-use chat server application that was initially developed for gamers but is becoming increasingly widely used by many different communities. Anyone can use it to create a chat server for discussion over text as well as voice and video. In addition to hosting human members, these servers can also host special automated users, called bots, which are capable of a variety of fun and useful tasks: everything from playing music to helping human moderators.
Building an internal organization tool
Whether you're a small startup without a dedicated internal tools team, or a team within a large company that struggles to get time from engineering, it's often useful to be able to whip up quick-and-dirty internal tools like dashboards, report generators, CRMs, or whatever else you need.
Paid content site with replit.web & Stripe
In this tutorial, we'll combine replit.web and Stripe to build a digital content storefront. Anyone with a Replit account will be able to log into our website and purchase premium PDFs. Our site will also keep track of what each user has purchased, so they can build up a library.
PDF report generator from spreadsheet
In this tutorial, we'll be building a simple web application that will take in data from spreadsheets and use it to create slick PDF reports. We'll cover the following topics:
Stock market dashboard
In this tutorial, we will be building a single-page web dashboard for tracking a real or imaginary stock portfolio. This dashboard will:
Spotify API tutorials
The folks over at Data Designs have created some interactive Replit tutorials based around building projects on the Spotify API. You can find them below.
Static site generator
A static site generator (SSG) is a tool for building informational websites such as blogs and documentation repositories. SSGs allow technical users to build websites that are faster and more secure than ones running on dynamic platforms such as Wordpress, without having to write each HTML page.
Steganography: hiding messages in images
In this tutorial, we'll build a steganography tool in Python. Steganography is the practice of hiding information within other data. Unlike encryption, where the goal is to secure the contents of communication between two parties, steganography aims to obscure the fact that the parties are communicating at all.
Technical challenge site with replit.web
Code competitions and hackathons are a fun way to expand your programming skills, get exposed to new ideas, and work together to solve difficult problems. The time-limited, competitive nature of these competitions provides an additional challenge.
If you've ever used an online forum, you may have seen that there are sometimes ways to post messages other than doing it straight on the forum, like posting by email.
In this tutorial we'll introduce test-driven development and you'll see how to use pytest to ensure that your code is working as expected.
Wordle with Python & Rich
In this guide, we'll build a version of the popular game Wordle. Instead of the computer providing a word that the player has to guess, our version will work with two players. Player 1 will enter the word, and then player 2 will try to guess the word entered, similar to the popular game Hangman.
Databases: build a phonebook
In previous tutorials we used the file system to store data persistently. This works fine for smaller projects, but there are some limitations to storing data directly in a file system. A more advanced way to store data which is used by nearly any production application is a database.