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· 5 min read
Hatem Hosny

LiveCodes is a feature-rich, open-source, client-side, code playground that supports 80+ languages and frameworks. Playgrounds can be embedded in web pages. A powerful, yet easy-to-use, SDK allows creating and communicating with playgrounds.

Nevertheless, LiveCodes is free, with no subscriptions, no limits to usage, no ads and no account required. It is MIT-licensed which allows its use, distribution and modification even for commercial projects.

So, how can LiveCodes be free? What is the catch?

In this article we will discuss LiveCodes business model and how it can be sustainable.

· 7 min read
Hatem Hosny

LiveCodes - A Gateway to Interactive Learning

In the evolving landscape of education, teachers and students are continuously seeking effective learning tools. The need for such tools is even more pronounced in the sphere of programming. The complexity of setting up development environments and the steep learning curve of programming languages are often challenging. This is where LiveCodes steps in, offering a seamless solution that makes programming accessible, interactive, and engaging while remaining free (and open-source) with unlimited usage. The versatility of LiveCodes makes it an ideal tool for schools, colleges, and coding bootcamps, as well as course websites and online learning platforms.

· 8 min read
Hatem Hosny

Gone are the happy days when we used to start a frontend project by creating 3 files (for HTML, CSS and JavaScript), and start coding. Frontend development is becoming increasingly complex with a large number of frameworks (and meta frameworks) each with its own (non-standard) syntax, processors, build tools and configuration files. These are all great tools, and each solves a real set of problems. However, the ecosystem has become overwhelming for new comers who want to start a frontend development career.

· 16 min read
Hatem Hosny

Let's assume we want to make an interactive coding tutorial (for HTML, CSS and JavaScript) on a blog or a tutorials website. The tutorial should have a playground that helps us guide the students to write code, see the results and complete an assignment task.

We are going to use LiveCodes and its powerful SDK to achieve this. So, here we go.