Te idea behind codepad is that it acts as both a “code paste” site but it then takes the concept one step further by actually compiling the code and displaying the output in your browser. The code is then available for 24 hours through a unique URL. From that URL anyone can view your code and its output and even fork the code to create their own paste.
Here’s a quick example of a little Ruby code:
While http://pastie.caboo.se/ seems to be paste site of choice right now within much of the Ruby community, especially with the release of Pastie Packer from Dr Nic, I think codepad will open some eyes with a little more exposure.
It’s also a great service for learning something new or teaching someone else.
Give it a look, you’ve got 9 languages to work with: