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Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4583 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #24 / 1518
  • Number of attempts: 6
Cartesian product - 206 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #47 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffle and Sort - 172 entries

The values where sorted incorrectly. Get them back to how they are supposed to be

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #21 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove noise from HTTP log - 653 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #29 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1123 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #123 / 374
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1749 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #157 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 880 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #33 / 589
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 328 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #59 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and count - 403 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #44 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 compat - 573 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #70 / 219
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse Simple Deletion - 740 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #56 / 419
  • Number of attempts: 1
Indentation - 420 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #98 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hatsuyume - 381 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #54 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 463 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #7 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 3
Compile C - 300 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #69 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 405 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #7 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat some Python - 548 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #89 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 507 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #37 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 618 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #188 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1296 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #324 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1133 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #8 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1074 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #80 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #673 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #56 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 6
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