Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin



BD-incollo is a collaborative debugging tool like pastebin but written using Django.

Why did I write another pastebin clone?
Pastebin is (sometimes) slow, and I’m not (yet) interested to categorize pastes or to associate them to a user. Pastebin is free and the code is available, but is a single php file, and not a Django project!
There are already other services there, even written using Django, but no one is free software. BD-incollo IS free software. Well, BD-incollo has been written after those Django pastebin clones, so i could learn from their mistakes and write a better one! Everybody is welcome to grab the code and modify it, or even to submit suggestions!
Report feedbacks, feature requests and bugs on the issue tracker.


  • Copy, Paste and store a text / source code to the system
  • NEW! Give other people the possibility to discover your Paste (make a Paste either public or private)
  • Decide to colorize the syntax of the Paste
  • Share it using its URL
  • NEW! Enhance Pastes! Create a Paste starting from an old one
  • NEW! View differences! Makes use of the powerful diff-match-patch by Neil Fraser to see differences between two Pastes
  • NEW! Antispam protection using Akismet and akismet.py by Michael Foord
  • Download it as plain text
  • View it as plain text
  • Search something interesting through other pastes!
  • Report abuses to site admins

Interesting Stuffs

  • Fast, really fast!
  • It works well and has nice urls, thanks to Django
  • A very clean interface, a minimalist design that gives space to the code (as it should always be)
  • Compatible with every browser (tested with Internet Explorer 6,7,8, Mozilla Firefox 3, Apple Safari, Google Chrome)
  • Resolution friendly! Liquid design that adapts to every monitor resolution (tests from 1024×768)
  • Developer friendly! Every functionality of BD-incollo can be done with max 2 mouse clicks and without a mouse scroll!
  • Tested with lots of pastes, quite every source code should be perfectly viewed (this does not happen with every pastebin clones I’ve tried)
  • Uses Pygments for code highlighting



BD-incollo is released under The Gnu Affero GPL version 3! This is different from the license of the contents of the blog

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin

About Author


Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.