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Programr

Online Community of Programmers


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Published 11/25/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Programr.com lets users code, compile and run their programs online through their browser. The website currently supports C++, J2EE, Flex, C#, Java, PHP, Objective-C and many other languages. Users can study applications and find ways to enhance or update them. The user can build their own applications from a convenient, web based environment. Applications can also be shared without the need for third party hosting. Programr also lists programming courses that are available for purchase through the website. These are listed with ratings so users can see which offers the best information based on the opinion of the Programr community. Programr is a haven for knowledgeable programmers as well as those who are still learning how to create their first applications.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Programr was created to help users learn how to code and show off their skills to become an expert in various languages. The website currently includes a number of active users as well as showcased projects. Although Programr isn’t widely discussed on the web, the site shows a lot of promise as an information and educational resource for self taught programmers. Users can also visit Programr to work on applications from any computer with internet access.

What are the differences to other apps?

Programr combines a number of functions into one, diverse programming community. User can come to the site to learn more about a language or to try their hand at developing their own new applications. The site’s browser-based environment allows users to code, compile and run the applications they create without navigating away from Programr. The site is also home to a number of users, many of whom contribute the projects they create on Programr.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Programr homepage feels a little hectic to a new user. There are a number of elements that seem to be strewn across the page. Overall, the site is well organized and the user interface is relatively easy to navigate. This is a site for individuals who have some programming knowledge (even if it is a baseline knowledge), so they should be capable of navigating without too much trouble. Some areas seem incomplete, such as the site’s “about” page, however it is generally full of information and helpful resources.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join the Programr community by clicking the red “Login” button in the upper, right hand corner of the page (it may appear faded at first, but will become obvious after clicking). A drop down box appears and invites the user to sign in with an Open ID, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google, Twitter or Facebook account. Others can click the grey “Create New Account” link just above the various third party icons at the bottom of the box. The registration form on the next page asks for a username, email address, password, first and last name and Captcha code entry. Users can also supply their country location if they like as well as upload an avatar image to go with their Programr profile.

What does it cost to use the application?

Programr welcome all users to sign up for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges required when maintaining an account. The site also lists a few programming courses that are available for a fee. These seem to be priced at $9.99 with little variation. The user is not required to purchase a course to use Programr. Many projects are available for free and give the user a chance to see the work of another programmer and find ways to change or improve the finished product.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Programr.com is ideal for anyone who knows how to program as well as those who are learning to program. The website includes a number of unique resources, such as projects created by other users. The user can test their skills and improve by taking a hands on approach and creating their own applications or modifying existing applications. The site nurtures education and growth, so users are encouraged to try new things and become better programmers.

  • Code can be written, compiled and run within the user's browser
  • Existing projects created by other users are available on the site
  • Paid programming courses can be purchased
  • Users can login with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Open ID and more
  • Programming forum gives users a place to interact and ask questions


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