Glitch, The Underrated Tool

date
Nov 16, 2021
slug
glitch
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Published
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TechStack
Glitch
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Post
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summary
I've been using glitch since the early alpha days. Things have changed a lot over time for the better. It's the nature of development. I'm confident in what Glitch is doing and am thankful for how easy they have made my life.
Before we dive in, I'm a firm believer in learning by doing. So if you don't want to read this post just click here to get started on Glitch now! Glitch defines itself as
Glitch: The friendly community where everyone builds the web
and I couldn't agree more!

For Free

Unless you plan on using Glitch for a small-scale operation that isn't just development, you can get away with the free plan! I only upgraded to give back to the developers. These people deserve it! For free you get:
  • Projects and code are public by default
    • Environmental variables are always private
  • Full-stack apps that sleep after 5 minutes
  • Unlimited static sites that are always on
  • GitHub import/export and Prettier support
  • Custom Domains
  • 512MB Memory
  • 199MB Disk Space
  • Terminal Access

Starter Templates

Glitch In Bio

Instantly create a list of your favorite links, and customize them for free.Remix

Website

Build a website from scratch using the basics: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It could be a splash page, VR web experiment, or personal page. Remix

NodeJs

Do even more with JavaScript on the server! Create a full-stack NodeJs project. It could be anything — an API, a web app, or a data tool. Remix

React

Build an interactive website with complex states using one of the web’s most widely used frameworks. Deploys as a fast, always-on static site. Remix

Eleventy

A simple static site generator that’s perfect for building your new blog. Eleventy removes the repetition from creating a multi-page site. Remix

SQLite

Use a persistent SQLite database with your Node.js app. Remix

Git Support

Glitch officially supports importing and exporting to GitHub. If GitHub isn't your forte, you can use the git URL to import from anywhere!
Each project is given a git URL for remote editing too. This way you aren't confined to the web IDE.

In Conclusion

I've been using glitch since the early alpha days. Things have changed a lot over time for the better. It's the nature of development. I'm confident in what Glitch is doing and am thankful for how easy they have made my life. If you're just trying to learn, check out their Discover section or search for projects to remix and edit yourself!

© Clark Weckmann 2014 - 2022