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What is your favorite online code sandbox tool?

madza profile image Madza ・1 min read

Setting up new project locally just for quick ideas and snippets usually is a bit of overkill, since it takes time to set up, requires use of many tools (like editor, browser and terminal) and you end up with extra files in your machine.

That's where online code sandboxes come in. These requires no setup, includes all tools for tests/preview in single space and allow to quickly get rid of your snippets with just of a press of a button.

For a long time I used a combination of jsbin.com and codepen.io, recently moved to codesandbox.io and never really looked back.

What is your current favorite online code sandbox and why?

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Mateusz Iwaniuk

It depends. If it comes to writing code, i prefer codepen.io. That is the easy way to write something in HTML/SCSS/JS (even React!)

But when I have to show my code in python (f.e) and I need someone to edit this with me, the codeshare is the best option

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Madza Author

Thanks, have to give codeshare a try!

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Dom Culpa

I use repl.it/ almost all the time, they always had everything I needed.

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Madza Author

Looks promising by their landing page alone xdd

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Dom Culpa

Yeah, looks like they stepped their game up recently. Been using it for some years now :D

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Carol Skelly

Codeply, for 3 reasons: 1) easy to add popular frameworks, 2) includes snippets in the editor, 3) I made it!

I'm looking forward to when Dev.to adds itπŸ˜‰ to their embeds.

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Madza Author

Good job on that, looks solid.. Nothing beats the feeling when you get some productive outcome from tools that you have made yourself, that's for sure ;)