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Bentil Shadrack
Bentil Shadrack

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Top 7 Sample Code Base websites for Developers

From Junior developers to senior developers, most programmers lookup for sample code snippets either from their past projects or online. Are you looking to learn or create a project? In this article, I will introduce you to 10 best sites to access free code samples for your projects.
Most developers have a list of their favorite websites where they interact with other developers to build a great developer community in addition to looking for free sample code. There are a lot of these sites available.

1. Stack Overflow [https://stackoverflow.com/]

StackOverflow

StackOverflow is a question-and-answer website for professional and enthusiast programmers. Over 90% of software developers use StackOverflow. It is undoubtedly the most popular platform for developers’ collaboration.
Whether you are just learning your first programming language or maintain an existing application, StackOverflow has a lot of content for you to refer to.
This platform serves over 100 million developers across the world. However, most developers who visit the site only browse for solutions to their bugs and quickly return to their work. Only a few choose to give support and help other programmers fix their program bugs. You can join the platform today to contribute to the code base by giving constructive answers to other developers.

2. SourceForge [https://sourceforge.net/]

SourceForge

Millions of individuals actively contribute to the large sample code repository on SourceForge.net. The site's content is freely available to all users. Even software can be posted by programmers in their development section.
From the homepage of this website, Hover over the Open-Source Software tab and choose Development. Your discovery of a vast universe of open-source projects will leave you amazed.
One of the largest collections of free code samples and code snippets may be found on SourceForge, which has over 100,000 listings under the heading "Development."

3. ASKYOURCODE [https://www.askyourcode.com/]

ASKYOURCODE

Askyourcode is one of the fast-growing codebase search engines. This site helps you to search for your desired code snippet. The result is a list of code samples fetched from GitHub. This amazing platform is free
GitHub is a free code hosting platform for version control and collaboration.
All packages and open-source libraries are being hosted on GitHub with GitHub being used by almost 83% of developers. This gives you a wide range of code samples when using Askyourcode. This site will save you tons of time searching for a code snippet online or lookup for code samples from your own projects on GitHub.
Askyourcode allows its users to request for a new codebase to be added to the platform. Users can also search through their private repos after signing up with github and authorising askyourcode to have access to their private repos.

4. Flowbite [https://flowbite.com/]

Flowbite

Flowbite is one popular open-source library of UI components based on the utility-first Tailwind CSS framework featuring dark mode support, a Figma design system, and more.
I recommend this site for React frontend developers and even React Native developers who use tailwind CSS.
One of the open-source CSS frameworks with the fastest market growth is Tailwind CSS, which has more than 3.5 million weekly downloads on NPM.
This UI kit offers a strong basis for any project, from the most popular UI elements like forms and navigation bars to entire app screens suited for both desktop and mobile.
Flowbite has a huge collection of open-source components that you can browse either on the homepage or directly from the documentation sidebar menu. You can also use the ctrl + k (or cmd + k) keyword combination to directly search for any component that you'd like to use.
This site allows you to preview the output of the code sample before copying it into your project.

5. BootSnipp [https://bootsnipp.com/]

BootSnipp

Bootsnipp is commonly used by HTML & CSS developers who uses bootstrap for their web pages. This site houses Millions of Bootstrap code snippets you can use in your projects. Popular and most searched for snippets like Navigation bar, search bar, footer, modals, carousel, forms among others comes handy from this site. This site also allows you to preview the code sample to be copied before using it in your codes.

6. Google Opensource [https://opensource.google/]

Google Opensource

Why not learn from internet giant if you want to become a software developer? On its Open-Source portal, Google offers several projects that you may contribute to, as well as guidelines on how to create your own project and make it publicly available.
Together, the google open source and Google's Developer Portal provide a lot of vital data for all developers. It's the ideal method for a novice to learn to code at no cost.

7. Codepen [https://codepen.io/]

Codepen

CodePen is an online developer community that allows users to test and display HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code snippets. Developers can create code snippets in this online code editor and open-source learning environment.
There are thousands of β€˜Pens’ to browse from to support your code.
It's basically all about open source. Anyone may use the code you submit to CodePen for any purpose they choose, but if they do, the code must also adhere to the terms of their license. This is to promote open code sharing.
CodePen also It serves as an online code editor for editing and running snippets online before copying them to your code.

Conclusion:

With the help of these mentioned widely used sites, even a novice can master programming. You will undoubtedly develop into a dependable and competent coder if you use them wisely.

Happy Hacking!

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Which of the sites mentioned is your favorite? Was your favorite not mentioned? Comment it below. It might be helpful to someone else too. I will be glad to hear from you in the comment section.

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kofiPascal

Very helpful. Thanks

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Ethel Akrasi Akosua

Thanks for the insightπŸ™πŸ”₯.

Stack overflow is my fav❀️‍πŸ”₯

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Bentil Shadrack Author

Glad to helpβ˜ΊπŸ™Œ

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Konadu Akwasi Akuoko

Thanks a lot for this Bentil πŸ™Œ
Infact I really love codepen πŸ˜‰

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Bentil Shadrack Author

I am glad to know☺

🌚 Friends don't let friends browse without dark mode.

Sorry, it's true.