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Played Challenges

Todo list specification - 284 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 11369 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 22703 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Order and join - 717 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
convert yml into java pojo field - 572 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1330 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 8
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 305 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1026 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 10832 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 142 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Back to the roots - 36 entries

Johnny has a file with more integers. He wants to change each number with its square root. Can you help him?

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 8764 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 10618 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array propagate - 220 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 3921 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 2469 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
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