tBlurb.com launched – Share code snippets, create disposable web pages

During the past few months, I have often needed to share a small code snippet or other content that is impossible or impractical to paste into a tweet, blog comment or email.  On several occasions, I created a temporary page on my blog or on one of my public servers.  I also tried out a few services such as pastebin.com, txtb.in and snipt.org but all of these wrapped their own content around mine.

I decided to spend a few hours building a simple service for creating single page HTML content.  I also integrated Alex Gorbatchev’s SyntaxHighlighter to  make code look great.

To see the results, go to http://tblurb.com, enter your content, choose a URL (a random string is used by default) and click save.   Content can be entered via a rich text editor or entered as raw HTML.  The code paste feature can be used to paste in ActionScript, C++, C#, ColdFusion, CSS, Delphi, Flex, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, SQL, VB.NET and XML/HTML.  You can even mix and match languages with other content.  Your content remains online unless it goes for 90 days without being accessed.

Here’s an example that has some simple text combined with an ActionScript code snippet and a block of XML. – http://tblurb.com/Bfmb77 (sample of how to use LiveCycle Data Services data paging feature)

The service is free and now available for your use.  There is no charge but I do reserve the right to eventually add some light-weight ads at the bottom of the page.  Suggestions are welcomed.

Thank you Todd Williams for converting my terrible home-made 1996 UI design into something much better looking!

~ by Greg on June 23, 2009.

7 Responses to “tBlurb.com launched – Share code snippets, create disposable web pages”

  1. Looks very nice, Greg! I’ll definitely keep this in mind the next time I need to share code.

  2. Yeah really cool and simple. Will use it in the future. *Bookmarked!*

  3. Great service, Greg!

    A little suggestion: Can you please make editor area resizable, to allow comfortable work with long code snippets?


  4. Pretty slick! Nice work.

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  7. This is great! Nice job man

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