Coding Sandbox Basics

There are several important things to know about the coding sandbox behind each content environment.

File Backups

Currently, your files are backed up and loaded onto a new sandbox every time a content is launched. If the content was recently opened (i.e. you are just refreshing the page), the same sandbox will be used.


Each sandbox uses a user named nt-user with sudo access.

Working Directory

The working directory of each sandbox is/home/nt-user/workspace.

Default Software

Programs / Libraries

By default, all sandboxes include:

  • python3: Python 3

  • python: Python 2

  • pip3: Pip 3

  • pip: Pip 2

  • nodejs: Node.js

  • npm: Node.js

  • git: Git

  • vim: Vim editor

  • Standard Python libraries

  • Python 3 libraries:

    • beautifulsoup4

    • selenium

Graphical Environment

There is also a full graphical environment available in each sandbox. It's started if you enable the Desktop tab. Doing so allows you to create contents for building actual GUIs, right in the cloud!

Here's what such a content might look like:

A Java Application