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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: #594 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #211 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2186 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #411 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 2
Across-Down Flip - 42 entries

Do this instead of the Sunday crossword.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #7 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #67 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #135 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7416 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1079 / 2011
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a list of numbers - 269 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #33 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 3
Separating firstname & lastname - 109 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #17 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirror Symmetry - 746 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #208 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 734 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #25 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 7
swap or reverse - 98 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #15 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
readability - 298 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #47 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1542 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #155 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 3
Not enough Ps - 61 entries

Different type of code

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #14 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 934 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #82 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 4
Shuffled numbers - 203 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #56 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove hard line breaks - 43 entries

Text files with Hard breaks are not good for e-readers. We need remove all hard line breaks and have long lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #15 / 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #545 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #533 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 1
Printable ASCII characters - 95 entries

From a blank input, print all 95 printing ASCII characters one per line, from space to tilde.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #25 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1130 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 531 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #271 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11365 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1355 / 3337
  • Number of attempts: 2
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