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Top 5 Code Playgrounds For Experimenting With Code

August 6th, 2018

Got your codes? Know how to play with them? But where? Which playground can help your code score the best? Want to know? We present you the top 5 code playgrounds where you can let go of your codes to play their best.

With the rising trend in front-end, a couple of good coding playgrounds have emerged in the past few years. Not only majority of them are free, but also very interactive, easy to access, and completely fun. Code playgrounds have a blend of powers of CSS, HTML, PHP, and JavaScript which altogether contribute to developing innovative and remarkable web applications. So, if you are a die-hard developer, then here’s the list of the top 5 code playgrounds for experimenting with code.

1. CodePen

This one is a sheer winner. CodePen is one of the best-known coding platforms today and is the love of all developers. The reason being is its impressive features. It highlights popular demonstrations (“Pens”) and offers advanced functionalities such as sharing and embedding, adding external JS & CSS libraries, popular preprocessors, and more. So if you are stuck or want to get feedback, share your code and solve problems in CodePen.

2. JSFiddle

One of the oldest yet so popular, JSfiddle is the inspiration for many other coding playgrounds. It has over 30 ready-to-use Javascript libraries. Still, you can add external files when needed. It can be used for any combination of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript testing. The one feature that makes it stand out is its ability to save and share the code with a unique URL. This can be done without a website. It is best for those working in collaboration with another developer. The easy-to-use and free collaboration feature of JSFiddle will ease things for you.

3. CSSDeck

It is a simple and effective coding playground. Though it is not full of fancy features, it has necessary and unique ones like it allows its users to increase the text size. Do not get confused with the name. It is a fully-developed CSS, HTML, and JavaScript playground with social and collaboration elements.

4. JS Bin

Specifically designed to help Javascript and CSS, it tests code within some context and debugs the code collaboratively. It also allows you to test, edit, save and share Javascript and HTML with others. The unique feature of JS Bin is that it permits you to download files to your computer, which proves beneficial while working offline.

5. Dabblet

Coding is fun. But if you want to make it more enjoyable, then try Dabblet. A colorful coding playground will add more colors to your coding life. It is gorgeous and can auto prefix all your CSS if needed. To add more, it allows its users to preview it in 5 different views: CSS editor and the result, HTML editor and the result, CSS and HTML editors and result, JavaScript and its playable result, or everything at once.


We always have options. But it’s up to us how and which to choose. Since everything in the world comes with pros and cons, you need to decide which one is more suitable for your needs. We believe the above list has cleared your confusion at least a bit, and you might be now ready to pick that one playground on which you would like to see your codes play. If you feel we missed any important one, share it on our FacebookTwitter, or Linkedin pages.

Mukesh Ram

Founder and CEO, Acquaint Softtech

I love to make a difference. Thus, I started Acquaint Softtech with the vision of making developers easily accessible and affordable to all. Me and my beloved team have been fulfilling this vision for over 15 years now and will continue to get even bigger and better.

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