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CodePen vs Emacs: 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 Emacs? The extensible self-documenting text editor. GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

CodePen can be classified as a tool in the "Cloud IDE" category, while Emacs is grouped under "Text Editor".

Webedia, Flexport, and Edify are some of the popular companies that use Emacs, whereas CodePen is used by Rescue Digital, LLC, Jan Ziemba, and CityLiv. Emacs has a broader approval, being mentioned in 123 company stacks & 474 developers stacks; compared to CodePen, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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Pros of CodePen
Pros of Emacs
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    • 65
      Vast array of extensions
    • 44
      Have all you can imagine
    • 40
      Everything i need in one place
    • 39
      Portability
    • 32
      Customer config
    • 16
      Your config works on any platform
    • 13
      Low memory consumption
    • 11
      Perfect for monsters
    • 9
      All life inside one program
    • 8
      Extendable, portable, fast - all at your fingertips
    • 5
      Widely-used keybindings (e.g. by bash)
    • 5
      Runs everywhere important
    • 5
      Enables extremely rapid keyboard-only navigation
    • 5
      Extensible in Lisp
    • 4
      Git integration
    • 4
      FOSS Software
    • 4
      Powerful multilanguage IDE
    • 4
      May be old but always reliable
    • 3
      Asynchronous
    • 3
      Powerful UI
    • 1
      Huge ecosystem

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    Cons of CodePen
    Cons of Emacs
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      No support for any other git-server than github
    • 4
      Hard to learn for beginners
    • 3
      So good and extensible, that one can get sidetracked
    • 1
      Not default preinstalled in GNU/linux

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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 Emacs?

    GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

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    What are some alternatives to CodePen and Emacs?
    GitHub
    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.
    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.
    Codeanywhere
    A development platform that enables you to not only edit your files from underlying services like FTP, GitHub, Dropbox and the like, but on top of that gives you the ability to collaborate, embed and share through Codeanywhere on any device.
    JSFiddle
    It is an online community for testing and showcasing user-created and collaborational HTML, CSS and JavaScript code snippets, known as 'fiddles'. It allows for simulated AJAX calls.
    Atom
    At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
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