Pastebin.com is a website where users can store text for a certain period of time. The site is most often used by programmers to store pieces of source code or configuration information although any kind of text can be stored. The API offers the same functionality as the site including creating, listing and deleting pastes and getting user information and settings. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML. Full documentation requires registration.
As a developer, good ways to store those often-reused snippets of code that correctly solve a common problem is always useful. Now, there are other solutions to this problem, such as the Snipt API, which I covered previously, but Pastebin.com is the most often used, perhaps because it has beeb the favored place for notes from hacker group LulzSec. Pastebin has a nice, full-featured API, and is simple and free to use, at least at a basic level.