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PHP developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

codepen is an environment that is both for learning and development purpose. wecan share our on developed codes for any one those who need it as prime or free of cost. and each user can test our code or there own code here live and edit our codes to check whether they meet there requirements if yes then she/he can easily use it.

it support many languages such as html,javascript, jquery and so on. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

no dislikes at all its nice and gives me full freedom to test my code and use it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

great tool for developers, designers etc Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

copying codes from others shared in codepen and use it in my application up on my needs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What is CodePen?

CodePen is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers.

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CodePen is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers.


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Frontend Developer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

What I liked most about CodePen is that it supports a wide variety of programming languages. Another feature that I like is that I can see other people's projects and use them as examples for future developments. Also, it is a totally free platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have never found errors or defects in CodePen. Nor do I consider that there are characteristics that need to be improved, it is a very stable and powerful platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

CodePen is a great tool for testing and developing websites. I recommend it for being a totally free platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use CodePen to validate the code of our organization's website before uploading it to the web server. Previously we had to view website errors when it was already published, making the process of making improvements more cumbersome. In addition, it is an excellent tool to collaborate in the development of other projects and take ideas from the people who publish their websites. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

CodePen's UI is amazingly intuitive and allows the user to quickly test their code snippets or even much more complex implementations. It allows to easily import any JS library you can find a link for and is quick to update itself while you write to see the results as you code it. Just Great! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

While there are certain feature to come and aspects missing or could be potentially improved, there is really nothing to dislike, and I have come across some points in other competitor apps but CodePen is just a job well done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I've been using jsFiddle and other tool simultaneously for many years, as is my usual approach involving a long period of testing and searching to find the tool that ultimately survives the trials and meets my personal criteria in terms of functionality, usability, feature-richness and, general likability.

CodePen survived my harsh trails after many years of competing against other tools for exclusivity in my workflow, and it won with flying colors! I have become an authentic fan of the tool and although it might not be indispensable for my work I still love using it and it certainly eases up the development process; dare I say even it accelerates it.

I can only recommend this tool to any and all web developers and designers out there. It mades my workflow so much easier! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am often confronted with CSS and JS problems which I need to validate before implementation on my sites, and need to test. CodePen is perfect for this and allows me to sort out the bugs and issues before going straight to production. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

HTML, CSS and Javascript are an integral part of a full stack developers life and Codepen enables me to do it easily. Here are my top picks for my likes:

Sharing code snippets made easy: Codepen is the quickest way to put together a bunch of HTML, CSS and JS code and share it with anyone in the world.

Multiple CSS preprocessors: SCSS and LESS are two of the most popular code preprocessors and thankfully Codepen lets me do this without any fuss. Someone without SCSS installed in their computer can easily go to codepen.io and get a SCSS preprocessor.

Access to JS console: As one can see in codepen's interface we have access to a javascript interpreter. This comes in handy for running small javascript code and getting outputs of those snippets.

Storing assets: The pro plan in code pen lets me store assets and resources that can be stored securely and that can be accessed from anywhere.

Support for private pens: Codepen gives user's the ability to share the snippets created with anyone in the world in a private manner. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There aren't many drawbacks. The price of the pro plan is a bit too expensive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Live Weave is another free alternative to codepen Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps me share code swiftly with anyone Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Foi uma brisa e o recurso de login remoto é semelhante a um google doc, mas para codificação Isso torna ótimo que ajuda a codificar on-line e ver a saída ao vivo aqui Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A única desvantagem com o código caneta é que é um ambiente de codificação on-line, portanto, sempre que você quiser escrever um código ou editar você deve ter conexão com a Internet. A maior desvantagem é que você não pode codificar com codepen quando quiser, pois é caro, é um ambiente on-line, portanto, sempre que você quiser codificar, você deve ter uma conexão com a Internet. Não importa onde você olhe, quando se trata de desenvolvimento, você tem que cortar custos em algum lugar ou outro Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Seu controle de versão é realmente fantástico. Eu usei o CodePen muito mais quando você permitiu que recursos externos fossem realmente simples de usar, já que o seu online e livre para usar você pode simplesmente tentar isso e sentir a facilidade Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Zombando de telas ou testando animações ou outros códigos CodePen é um ótimo lugar para descobrir todas as dificuldades de criar scripts antes de executá-los ao vivo, o que me permite gastar um pouco mais de tempo para economizar tempo depois. Aprendendo em um ambiente de grupo em tempo real Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Big Data Developer & AWS Certified Solution Architect
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The live feature is of CodePen is what I like the most. It is like plug and play. It is really easy to use and hassle free. It provides lots of awesome feature such as sharing and coding together, presentation views and many more. Also, I love the UI of Codepen. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, I love Codepen, and there is nothing I dislike about it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For a web developer you should use Codepen. There are lot of things you can Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For a Web developer trying a piece of code and then seeing whether it works or not is very important and Codepen provides that. Instead of running whole application just try in Codepen. I use Codepen for such purpose. It is literally heaven for web developers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Presidente
Graphic Design
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It is an online tool that has support for many CSS preprocessors. You can write css with SASS, LESS and many others. No need to configure a working environment. That makes it great. You can share and create a portfolio of your jobs for future jobs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In the free version you can't keep your codes or pens private Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I found a lot of code that helped me learn CSS, HTML and JS. I have also improved my good practices Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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SEO Manager
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is an excellent repository of free and private code, you can fork a review of any project you need, with creative license or common goods. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see more groups or social networks beyond the code or have some interactivity with the community. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

One can manage development projects easily with the help of this wonderful software. Its version control is really fantastic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Programming in collaboration team, incident tracking and project management. It is very fast and easy to use for everyone, since almost everyone has it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that it's like code sharing. As a beginner, you rarely see how some things interact in your code and it's definitely helpful to build off other people's code. It's also just amazing to see some of the stuff the experts can create as part of a challenge. I've used code samples in some of our email campaigns. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some of the stuff is more "just for fun" so it's a lot to sort through if you're looking for specific elements you want to work in, in a professional way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Testing new and innovative code ideas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Web Developer
Research
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Codepen is the online environment to development purposes. we can easy code in online and copy paste the code to our local editor for furthor integration. codepen shows its the out put of the code there itself. so we can use the code if its meat our requiremments. its support many languages such as html, css and javascript etc. its very simple to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

i dont find any major disadvantages yet. since it is very efective and free to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coding and testing certain faces and using it in my code after success is the best feature of codepen Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I used Brackets for a while and didn't like how you couldn't see what your html/JS looked like in real time. CodePen does so excellently, and is very community-driven, making it easy to learn and share code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I sometimes struggle with deciphering the error messages when debugging. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CodePen is a great place to work out all the kinks of creating scripts before running them live, allowing me to spend a bit more time upfront to save time later. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Media Director
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I enjoy that there is the option to have "Live Coding" sessions so that students can follow along in real time on their browser. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Over all this sandbox is very well designed, but it does take a little getting used to with their file structure as far as personal forked projects go. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take some time to really learn about all the features of CodePen, it will be worth your time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Learning in a group setting in real time! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love that it's an open playground where anyone can share their projects. It even allows for React projects and has pre-canned options to pull in libraries like jquery. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

CodePen has a lot of potential but it feels squandered by their revenue model. They used to allow for external links to resources but have restricted that and require you to purchase a paid plan. This makes CodePen useful for anything requiring any content whatsoever. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Reconsider your business model. I used CodePen way more when you allowed for external assets. It's almost useless now. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mocking up screens or testing out animations or other code. Playing with components. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Chief Engineer and Hacker
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Various framework boilerplates are included in a drop down - also quick way to test code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not sure if I like the segmented interface as it limits expressivity - what if they had a auto version where one could just paste in the entire page code (with external js, css links Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly debugging and adapting web code snippets that are experimental Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Doctor
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Simple web developing tool for web developing. We can write CSS with SASS, LESS also in here. Live coding option also best here. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't find any major disadvantages here. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Real-time coding is best and saves our times. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I have used codepen primarily for coding interviews. It was a breeze and the remote login feature is similar to a google doc but for coding. You have the other user (even from the other end of the world coding real time) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It needs an IDE to run, only if there was the ability to execute it would be ideal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Google doc for coding interviews Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interviews and real time coding evaluation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UP
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I really like the open source platform and the weekly challenges Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don’t like the layout, I wish it was set up differently Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to see solutions people have created all over the world Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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