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Played Challenges

Modernise code - 506 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #45 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 2
Enumerate Bullets - 112 entries

We will need to refer to the bullet points in our document explicitly later, so we need to assign them some ID's!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #7 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 7
swap number pairs - 1110 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #79 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 4
ssh config skills - 149 entries

Parse output from `kuebctl get no -o wide` into an .ssh/config file!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #21 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change double quotes to single quotes, but with a twist - 204 entries

Although this challenge is in the context of a Python function, you don't need to know Python to do this challenge. It is to add contexts and interesting constraints. The file contains a function that prints a multi-line string literal. I wrote the string literal with double quotes, but then I decided to use single quotes instead, and that's your challenge. However, interestingly enough, the string itself contains single and double quotes. This means, inside the string literal, the originally escaped double quotes no longer need to be escaped, but the single quotes now need to be escaped. Note that the triple double quotes in the docstring should be left alone.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #31 / 43
  • Number of attempts: 4
Rural Post - 3713 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #53 / 918
  • Number of attempts: 9
Satisfy the go linter - 1519 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: 30
  • Position: #238 / 314
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 320 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #97 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 1
Data reformat - 205 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #24 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 587 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: 23
  • Position: #92 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 4
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 898 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #134 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32743 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
  • Position: #3312 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 783 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #141 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 4
Get mail address from outlook format - 524 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #94 / 164
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #943 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5776 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #723 / 1421
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18223 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1941 / 3759
  • Number of attempts: 2
Quote modules - 981 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #97 / 250
  • Number of attempts: 5
Unsemantic linewrapping - 806 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: #83 / 201
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1442 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2699 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #503 / 803
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add string initializers to an enum - 726 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #81 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 3
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1064 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: #138 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10429 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1849 / 2954
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1882 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #274 / 478
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3419 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1012 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3284 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #500 / 741
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7622 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #932 / 1819
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2751 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #376 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11078 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #3779 / 4089
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #1114 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2055 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: 21
  • Position: #545 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 5
Line under headers - 1852 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #301 / 459
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 922 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #137 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reorder the groups - 1071 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #125 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 4
Array transposition - 2234 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #327 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #726 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2318 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #409 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3347 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #435 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2700 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 1
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