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Played Challenges

Hogwarts Email Sorting - 712 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 979 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 1731 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 3
Unsemantic linewrapping - 741 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1800 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
change parenthesis - 221 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 9630 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7276 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 17704 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7234 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32075 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: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15283 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3008 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11238 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
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