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Played Challenges

Python: Def to Lambda - 423 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #23 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 2
Turn the x - 297 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #51 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4350 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #330 / 1065
  • Number of attempts: 6
Satisfy the go linter - 2153 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #243 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 4
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 738 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #115 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33343 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: 22
  • Position: #2079 / 7356
  • Number of attempts: 5
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 875 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #132 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add text at some column - 154 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #9 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4534 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #772 / 1254
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6196 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #41 / 1513
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18611 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1519 / 3840
  • Number of attempts: 4
Quote modules - 1046 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #98 / 272
  • Number of attempts: 5
add line and index - 88 entries

a missed line and index names need to be added

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #18 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Aliases for cd - 849 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #89 / 150
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 2464 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #79 / 569
  • Number of attempts: 7
Unsemantic linewrapping - 890 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: 9
  • Position: #59 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4743 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #709 / 1878
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2845 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #217 / 840
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add string initializers to an enum - 862 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #43 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 4
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1169 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: 28
  • Position: #150 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10783 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #434 / 3042
  • Number of attempts: 6
Bad Copy Syntax - 1999 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #386 / 514
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3528 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #365 / 1142
  • Number of attempts: 9
Com(m)a Trouble - 3636 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #476 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7818 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #289 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1347 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5576 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #207 / 1255
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1372 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #117 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 13
Vice versa - 7761 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #529 / 2093
  • Number of attempts: 6
One to Ten - 2159 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #257 / 660
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1987 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #281 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1137 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #133 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4260 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #461 / 1184
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15918 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #990 / 4158
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10615 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1486 / 3662
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12848 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1070 / 3943
  • Number of attempts: 5
Alphabet soup - 419 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #36 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 7
switch variable - 5026 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1245 / 1733
  • Number of attempts: 3
PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 1 - 211 entries

Convert this tiny php class to adequate java one.

  • Best score: 65
  • Best player score: 98
  • Position: #35 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12205 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #617 / 3561
  • Number of attempts: 3
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