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Top 7 Code Sharing Website For Developers
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  • Last Updated : 25 Aug, 2020

Building an application is quite challenging for developers especially when you are a new coder or you are a solo coder. Quite often developers get stuck in their project due to some errors. Sometimes it’s also difficult to build some specific features and there you just want readymade code snippets. In all these cases, you may need help from your coder friend or your colleague. Most of the time the other person has to look into your code to fix the error or to provide you any kind of help in the project. Here comes the importance of code-sharing websites which are really helpful in sharing your code with someone else to debug the issue. These codesharing websites allow developers to share a specific part of the code, function, or code snippets. All you just need to do is to copy and paste your code on these websites and then give this link to your team member or your friend. 

Top 7 Code Sharing Website For Developers

There are a few code sharing websites out on the web with different features. You just need to choose the best one as per your needs. In this article, we have put together 7 useful and best code-sharing websites that you could use. 

1. Github Gist

Github Gist - Coding Sharing for Developers

Github gist is the most popular code-sharing solution website for developers. It helps millions of open source developers to collaborate, share code snippets, and projects with their team members. All Gists are git repositories, so they are automatically versioned, forkable, and usable as a git repository. You can choose to have a public or private project. Other than sharing and collaboration it also allows developers or team members to leave feedback or code rating in proper documentation. 

2. CodePen

Codepen - Coding Sharing for Developers

Codepen allows you to work with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in your browser. In Codepen basically you create a ‘pen’ which means you have set up a piece of code to be shared in a playground. While writing the code in it you can check the instant previews of the code you write. Codepen is the best site for showing off your work and seeing what amazing things other people are doing with the web. You can also check the pens of others which means you can check out the code of other developers from here. For example, if you want to add tabs in your project you can check the link tabs, customize it as per your own need and then you can the code in your project. 
Codepen is also great for troubleshooting problems and getting critique. It supports most of the famous CSS preprocessors including LESS and SASS. You can choose to sign up for the Pro version at $9 per month for better integration and for additional features such as private pens, upload assets, work with others in real-time with Collab Mode, and many more. 

3. JSFiddle

jsfiddle - Coding Sharing for Developers

JSFiddle was and continues to be one of the first code-sharing websites in its league. Using this website is very simple and straightforward. You will get four separate panels or sub-windows to work with. Each panel is dedicated to writing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code respectively. Whatever code you will write in these panels, you can preview your code and check the output in the fourth panel which is reserved for the result. JSFiddle has some nice and neat features of its own. You can include various JS libraries and it also allows you to auto-save your code locally. 

4. Codepad

codepad - Coding Sharing for Developers

Till now whatever websites we have mentioned Codepad stands best among out of them. This website not just allows you to work with HTML, CSS, and JS but also allows you to use various programming languages. You can work on C, C++, Python, PHP, Java, and many more in addition to the standard web development ones. It’s a remarkable community of developers that can help you with your code snippets to save time on your projects and very few code sharing websites support multi-language. You can share your code with the community and you can also create public and private code projects in Codepad. 

5. Codeshare

codeshare - Coding Sharing for Developers

The website is quite popular for its simplicity, basically, it allows you to share your code with the other developers in real-time. You don’t need to sign up on this website. All you just need to do is to copy and paste your code here and then give the access of the link to your team member or coder friend. It also has video chat features for better collaboration. Keep in mind that, on Codeshare you can not save your work permanently, after a period of two weeks, the shared code will be deleted from the website. 

6. JS Bin

jsbin - Coding Sharing for Developers

JS Bin is another ultimate code-sharing website that allows you to write code in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. JS Bin also supports other languages too (like Markdown, Jade, and Sass). The interface is quite simple and straightforward. The whole window is divided into various tabs. You need to use the tabs to toggle across code languages or bring up the console, as the need be. Once you will select the tab you will get a panel in the left and center section to write your code. The rightmost section is reserved to display the output. You can also add the libraries for jquery, angular, react, and many more. 

You can share the complete output with other developers along with the code. JS Bin also has a pro version. The pro version provides some additional features such as the ability to back up your work to Dropbox, use vanity URLs, or create private bins that are protected for public view. 

7. Liveweave

Liveweave - Coding Sharing for Developers

Liveweave is another powerful code-sharing website which is available with so many features. It provides web development solution for HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. You can include various JS libraries and it also allows you to use color palettes and other framework management tools. Liveweave has its own CSS code generator. You can use it to generate dummy text as well for your projects. The whole window is divided into independent panels which are reserved to write code in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You can write the code in these panels independently and check the output for your code in a separate reserved panel.


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