Getting Started

  • Adding a Code Answer
  • Viewing & Copying Answers
  • Receiving Donations
  • Grepper Belt System
  • Adding a code answer

    Grepper makes adding a code answer really easy, note that every one of your code answers is associated with a google search. So there are a few ways to add a code answer, but they all start with doing a google search. After you google search a problem you can add a code answer right from your google search results, or you can click into a web page from your search result and then use the “Easy Code Snag” button to snag some code.

    Using The Easy Code Snag button (right click → )

    After google searching and clicking a result, any code example on the page will have the Grepper “Easy Code Snag” button in the top right, simply right click that button and that code answer will save to your grepper code answers.

    Using The Easy Code Snag Editor (left click → )

    After google searching and clicking a result, any code example on the page will have the Grepper “Easy Code Snag” button in the top right, if you click that button the grepper code editor will popup and you can edit and save the code answer.

    Using Keyboard Shortcuts

    After google searching and clicking a result, you can save a code answer by highlighting any code/text on the page and clicking Ctrl-g (or Command+g on Mac). Grepper’s code snag editor will open up with the text, you can then edit/save your answer using the editor. So just remember to hit Ctrl-g (or Command-g) anytime you want to add a Grepper answer.

    Adding Answers from Google Search Results.

    You can also add your own code answer right from any search results by click the “add a better one” link or (pressing a), you will then be presented with a code editor where you can input a code answer. The code answer will be associated with your google search and will appear next time you google search the same or a similar term.

    Viewing and Copying Your Code Answers.

    Finding Code Answers.

    Code answers will show up at the top of your google search results whenever you search a technical term that someone has provided an answer too. For example, if you searched “javascript remove last element from array” and saved a code answer, the next time your search “javascript remove last element from array” or a similar variation (“js remove last item from array”) your code answer will appear at the top of your google search results.

    Quickly Copying Code Answers.

    To quickly copy a code answer, you can simply press the letter “c” and it will copy the code answer into you clipboard. You can paste the answer into your code editor. If you have more than one result you can press the letter “c” multiple times and it will cycle through copying the code answers to your clipboard.

    Viewing all Your Code Answers.

    You can see all your code answers by clicking the grepper extension icon (top right of your browser) and going to “My Code Answers”.

    Editing Your Code Answers

    There are two ways to edit your code answer. You can edit your answers from your “my code answers” page. Or you can edit your answer that show up after doing a google search by clicking the edit button above the answer.

    Note: Often times you may want to edit a code answer you just put in, if you click the grepper icon you can easily see your last 5 answers. You can then click an answer and edit it.

    Receiving Donations

    Donation Url Setup

    In order to receive donations you will need to setup a paypal donation link. You can setup a donation link in just a minute by going to: https://www.paypal.com/donate/buttons and creating button, be sure to use the “Shareable URL” paypal provides and copy and paste it into your “Paypal Donations Url” under My Account/Profile.


    Donation Process

    After you submit a grepper answer, you will always have access to that answer and it will be public to other coders too. The more helpful your answer is to others the more it will show up, and everytime your answer shows it up another coder has the opportunity to give a donation. Likewise, if an answer really helps you out consider giving a small donation.



    Grepper Belt System

    The Grepper belt system is just a fun way to keep track of how helpful your Grepper answers are to other users. On your profile page you can opt to have your belt be private or public, by default your belt is private, so only you can see your rank. Hopefully one day the belt system can help Grepper Devs get hired at the best jobs. The belt system is described in detail below:

    Note: Obviously you can be boss developer and still not have a good grepper rank, maybe your new to Grepper or saving code snippets is not really part of your workflow. But one thing is for sure, if you get above a green belt you are a Boss developer.

    No Belt
    No worries. You are pry just pretty new to Grepper, or not in the flow of saving code snippets when you run into and solve a problem yet.
    White Belt
    You have stuck with it, you are putting in Grepper answers on the regular, your answers have helped over 20 other developers solve a problem. Pry takes about a 1-2 months for active devs on grepper to get a white belt.
    Yellow Belt
    Yellow is about 3 times as hard to get as white belt. You are getting in the rhythm of saving code snippets when you run into a problem. Will take about 2-4 months of full time development /problem solving to reach this point.
    Orange Belt
    Over twice as hard to get as yellow, you won’t reach orange belt unless you are programming full time for 4-8 months and solving problems the whole time.
    Green Belt
    A company should look at a green belt and want to hire you. This is twice as hard to reach as an orange belt, and means you have been at it for some time. It will pry take over a year for most devs programming full time to reach a green belt. If your Grepper answers are really good and helping lots of devs, you may be able to reach green in under a year, but that would be rare.
    Blue Belt
    Your officially a Boss Developer. Hire this person.
    Purple Belt
    You have to be a Senior developer to get to this point. Will take the best developers 4+ years, programming almost every day to reach this point.
    Brown Belt
    Only the most senior developers will reach brown belt. If you are a full time developer running into and solving problems for 8+ years you might be able to reach a brown belt.
    Black Belt
    You are programming too much and need to take a break… seriously this is unhealthy.