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Big List of Online Places to Code/Prototype

Alex Merced
My name is Alex Merced of AlexMercedCoder.com. Developer with a focus on full stack web applications.
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Across the internet that has always been many code playgrounds, places we can practice basic coding drills. Nowadays we have even more robus online coding tools that allow us to even build whole applications online. This is meant to be a list of such tools.

Repl.It

Probably the most well known allowing you to spin an environment for most every language you can think of and many you weren't aware. Considering learning a new language and didn't want to install another IDE and langauge on your machine just yet, Repl.it has your back!

Codepen.io

A great place to prototype frontend web applications. It allows you develop in html/css/javascript and see the results update live. Very useful tool for education and development.

CodeSandbox.io

Allows you to spin up a sandbox in many templates for frameworks such as React, Vue, Angular to create and deploy javascript/frontend projects.

Runkit.com

NodeJS prototyping, create APIs and Web Servers then deploy, download the code etc. Have access to the world of node in the browser.

alpha.trycarbide.com

A node coding playground that saves and loads directly into your github gists.

autocode.com

Create automations, apis and deploy them online with this online code editor.

jsfiddle.net

Another online code editor for web based applications similar to CodePen.io.

codeanywhere.com

Online full featured IDE for working in projects in several languages.

glitch.com

An online community to develop, deploy nodeJS applications as a community. Lots of templates for popular frameworks and APIs.

pythonanywhere.com

Focuses on python exclusively, allows you to host, develop and deploy applications and databases from their platform.

And more...

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