Big List of Online Places to Code/Prototype

Alex Merced Coder
2 min readJan 3, 2021


Across the internet that has always been many code playgrounds, places we can practice basic coding drills. Nowadays we have even more robus online coding tools that allow us to even build whole applications online. This is meant to be a list of such tools.


Probably the most well-known allowing you to spin an environment for most every language you can think of and many you weren’t aware of. Considering learning a new language and didn’t want to install another IDE and language on your machine just yet, has your back!

A great place to prototype frontend web applications. It allows you to develop in html/css/javascript and see the results update live. A very useful tool for education and development.

Allows you to spin up a sandbox in many templates for frameworks such as React, Vue, Angular to create and deploy javascript/frontend projects.

NodeJS prototyping, create APIs and Web Servers then deploy, download the code etc. Have access to the world of node in the browser.

A node coding playground that saves and loads directly into your github gists.

Create automation, apis and deploy them online with this online code editor.

Another online code editor for web-based applications similar to

Online full-featured IDE for working on projects in several languages.

An online community to develop, deploy nodeJS applications as a community. Lots of templates for popular frameworks and APIs.

Focuses on python exclusively, allows you to host, develop, and deploy applications and databases from their platform.

And more…

There are many JS coding sandboxes/pastebins such as



Alex Merced Coder

Alex Merced is a Developer Advocate for Dremio and host of the Web Dev 101 and Datanation Podcasts.