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CodePen vs CodeSandbox: What are the differences?

What is CodePen? An online community for testing and showcasing user-created HTML, CSS and JavaScript code snippets. It is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers.. It functions as an online code editor and open-source learning environment, where developers can create code snippets, creatively named "pens", and test them.

What is CodeSandbox? Online playground for React. CodeSandbox allows developers to simply go to a URL in their browser to start building. This not only makes it easier to get started, it also makes it easier to share. You can just share your created work by sharing the URL, others can then (without downloading) further develop on these sandboxes.

CodePen and CodeSandbox can be primarily classified as "Cloud IDE" tools.

CodeSandbox is an open source tool with 7.76K GitHub stars and 972 GitHub forks. Here's a link to CodeSandbox's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of CodeSandbox
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      Awesome way to fun kickstart your ReactJS apps
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      Online vs-code editor look and feel to start react
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      Is open-source
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      Easiest way to showcase

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    Cons of CodePen
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      No support for any other git-server than github
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      250 module limit
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      Hard to use the console

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    What is CodePen?

    It is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers.. It functions as an online code editor and open-source learning environment, where developers can create code snippets, creatively named "pens", and test them.

    What is CodeSandbox?

    CodeSandbox allows developers to simply go to a URL in their browser to start building. This not only makes it easier to get started, it also makes it easier to share. You can just share your created work by sharing the URL, others can then (without downloading) further develop on these sandboxes.

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    What are some alternatives to CodePen and CodeSandbox?
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    GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
    Codeanywhere
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    JSFiddle
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    Atom
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    StackBlitz
    StackBlitz is an online IDE where you can create Angular & React projects that are immediately online & shareable via link… in just one click. 😮 It automatically takes care of installing dependencies, compiling, bundling, and hot reloading as you type.
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