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A big part of development, coding, or web design is repeating yourself. No one likes to admit it, but a lot of the work we do is repetitive. A great way to reduce the number of times you have to write something is to save it to use again later using code snippets. Snippets are little bits of code that you have written before that you think you might find useful again later, they could be a specific way to show images on a site, the SQL to create a handful of tables in one stroke, or an entire class for the backend of an ASP.NET web application. Whichever it is you need a place to keep the snippets so that you can get to them when you need them.

This is where the cloud based snippet storage comes into its own. You can access it from anywhere that you have an internet connection, which is everywhere these days. It saves you messing around with memory sticks with your code in text files on, or sending yourself snippets by email (we’ve all done it!) and allows you to find what you want when you want it. I’ve compiled a list of 17 super slick snippet storage sites below in no particular order, check it out, you might find the perfect one for you.

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Whether you’re looking for a bit of JavaScript to enhance your website or you’re simply searching for that PHP class that will make it easier to handle database connections, you can spend a lot of time searching for bits of code but some cause more harm than good.

A few weeks ago, we took a quick look at Codesnipp.it and we thought that it was so good, it was definitely worth a full review. With Codesnipp.it, you can easily find and share snippets of code with fellow developers, as well as commenting on them. Find out more inside.

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