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Services to host source code and embed running applications – Gist, Codepen, JSFiddle, Glitch, StackBlitz

Services to host source code and embed running applications – Gist, Codepen, JSFiddle, Glitch, StackBlitz

If you want to show source code in a page or blog, create examples of running HTML/CSS/JavaScript code, or sample React/Angular/Node.js applications – you can use external services that allow hosting, versioning, embedding and even running applications.

I have checked several of them and each solution has both advantages and drawbacks. I don’t think it is possible to select a single service and use it for all cases, because they were created to fulfill different needs and different complexity.

In this article I present Github Gist, Codepen, JSFiddle, Glitch and StackBlitz, giving examples of what they could be used for.

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