What is this site about?
The snippets are usually based on any combination of these:
- educational purpose
- one-off ideas
- real life encountered questions/problems
- building proof-of-concepts
- curiosity / learning
- testing ideas
- archiving some piece of code too good to catch virtual dust in your snippet folder on your desktop ...forgotten forever
By the nature of this project, some snippets may be broken, or do not work cross-browser. This is intended. Use Chrome, or a recent Firefox. The only reliable browsers in implementing new ES features in a timely and compatible manner.
But why not use JSFiddle, Codepen, Plunker, etc.?
Those usually expire at some point. The code snippets are dependent on the service being available at all times. You rely on other people basically and have less control.