10 Coding Playgrounds for Developers


Over the last few years, several coding playgrounds for developers have come up over the internet. That is not bad at all, after all, sticking to a single playground sometimes get boring. Coding playgrounds are web applications which allow you to code websites and see what you are doing while you are doing it in real-time. You will have the ability to edit everything and preview it all the way through. Of course, this is really the case if the coding is in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The best part about these playgrounds is that most of them are completely free and you can easily share your playground with fellow developers, that is, if you are looking for collaboration or ideas.

If you think about is, this one very helpful way of working on a particular project and if done right, it can really pay off. If you are coding and you find yourself stuck somewhere, you can easily invite a friend to play along with you and the matter is resolved momentarily. We decided we will let you in on 10 Coding Playgrounds for Developers in that interest. Go through the list and let us know what you think about this. Your comments are always welcome.

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Codepen

codepen

This application is for the front-end of the web. It is all about education, sharing, and inspiration. It offers loads of different advanced functionalities including sharing and embedding. You can learn while you work on your project with this application which, in our opinion, is the best way to go.

JSFiddle

JSFiddle

This is a shell editor. It will ease your work with JavaScript by creating custom environments based on several JS frameworks. You can select the framework and start coding. It is perhaps one of the best and most perfect platforms for creating, testing and sharing your JavaScript work.

JS Bin

JS Bin

This particular application is specifically designed for people who are willing to check out their snippets based on CSS and JavaScript. You also have the ability to debug the code. Once you are happy with the work, you can save your project and share it with your friends.

CSSDeck

CSSDeck

This is an online CSS Sandbox. You are allowed to quickly test your CSS code snippets, and have the pleasure of viewing the results as you work. You will also have line numbers to help you along with your code. Moreover, the syntax is highlighted as you type it into the text box. One of the best features is that it will allow you to share your code with the people you choose, could be your friends, or whomever.

Dabblet

Dabblet

If you are looking to quickly test your snippets created in HTML and CSS, this is the right tool for you. It employs the use of prefix-free concept whereby you will not need to add any prefixes to your CSS code. You can also save your work in Github for others to view and share with your friends. This particular version of the web application only supports Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox as of right now. Let’s face it, chances are you don’t use any other browser apart from the three mentioned above.

Liveweave

liveweave

If you are a web designer and a developer, this is the playground for you. It will allow you to play with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript in real-time. If you are looking to test out your work and tools you create, you can do so right here. If you are happy with the work or have some troubles going forward, you can even invite your friends to play along and help you out, or otherwise just share the work with them and show off a little bit. It also offers code hinting that will definitely help you out along the way.

Google’s Code Playground

Google’s Code Playground

Everybody is coming up with playgrounds and we were more than certain that Google will dip in this rich sauce as well. This is a web-based tool that will let all the developers out there try different APIs that Google itself provides. You can tweak the codes and see what the results are. This particular application will let you play around without the need of opening an external editor. It also offers the convenience of already having loaded all the APIs for you and all you have to do is select the one you want to work on.

Editr

Editr

This is a relatively simple playground which you can easily host on your server. It is based on the ACE editor and is rather easy to set up. It supports three different layout views, including horizontal, vertical and single. The first two are for live edits while the third one is for a presentation of your work. The application has been licensed under the MIT License, so you are definitely guaranteed to have a lot of fun with this application. Moreover, it looks rather simple and aesthetically, it falls easy on the eyes. You will have fun playing here, along with your friends.

D3 Playground

D3 Playground

This particular playground was designed in order to allow you to play with the D3.js library in a comprehensively interactive manner. Every single edits you make will affect the playground in real-time. Given the fact that CSS is an important part of coding these days, and let’s face it, you do not do without CSS since it is such a big load of convenience, CSS editing has been built right into the application and you have the ability to edit it live right off the bat.

HTML5 Playground

HTML5 Playground

You will have a library of code snippets that you can explore to see the language in action. Of course, there will be loads of basic examples which will allow you to even learn the use of HTML5. You can play around with audio tags, and there is also an interactive form. Furthermore, there are many elements you can play with, such as range and date inputs, and even automated validation of email address. The application is promising and is bound to help you out with your work.

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