What is Stack Starter

Stack Starter is a platform that allows for the ability to instantly spin up and distribute optimized development environments that are preconfigured for specific platforms or technologies.

For trainers this ensures that all students will have an appropriate development environment for the class and eliminates time consuming environment set up issues. As a result, trainings are more productive and require less resources.

For developers this allows for instant exploration of new technologies with out having to spend time setting up the appropriate environment for each one that peaks your interest.

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Web Based Editor

Leveraging our state of the art web based editor students have access to code editing tools directly in their browser. With support for all major open source programming environments students will be creating applications in no time.

Running Application

Access the running application from anywhere. Easily share a unique address with other students, the instructor, or your friends. Stack Starter is bundled with all of today’s most popular open source platforms. This includes content management systems such as Drupal and Wordpress AND frameworks such as Ruby on Rails and Django.

Console Access

Full console access to the underlying Linux operating system. Students have access to the full breadth of a Unix based system. No matter what platform their local computer system is each student will be on the same platform accessible right in the browser.

How it Works

For Trainers

Select the technology that you will be training on and the number of students attending your class. As a trainer you only need to account for the number of students in your class, your seat is on us! Once signed up you will get a "Spin Code" to distribute to your students which will allow them to go to stackstarter.io/spin to get their environment. With every training you will have access to the trainer dashboard which will show you your available seats, which seats are filled and the email address for who is assigned to each seat. Trainers can access any environment in their class at any time via the trainer dashboard.

For Students

As a Stack Starter Student all you need to do is enter your spin code at stackstarter.io/spin and you will have access to your environment. Use the Run button to access the application, Control button to get console access and the Edit button to open the web based IDE. There are no downloads and no need to have anything preinstalled or configured.

For Developers

Not a trainer or a student but want to have the fastest access to various technologies? We understand :)

With our developer plan you can spin up full environments in many of today's most popular open source technologies. Exploring something new has never been this fast and easy.

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