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A sandbox is a playing area of sand for children, fairly small compared with a sandy beach.

In programming, a sandbox is a limited and controlled 'space' where experimental code can be executed and the potential (or real) damaging effects of the code are limited. It is named after the sand-covered area in a children's playground where the children can play with minimal risk of injury from falling.

In Java the sandbox is a built-in feature of all applets, in an attempt to limit the possibility of damage and encourage use.

The Wikipedia sandbox is at Wikipedia:Sandbox.

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