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Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4695 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #205 / 1556
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap assigned value - 566 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #39 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 4
Refactor arguments into object argument - 160 entries

A relatively common Javascript refactoring.

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #23 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 5
Unwrap the text of an email message - 174 entries

Reverse of "Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters". gq and gw are great for wrapping paragraphs. But sometimes other programs choke on your wrapped lines. What's the best way to un-gq?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #15 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4963 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #143 / 1712
  • Number of attempts: 5
The meaning - 526 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #177 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 283 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #33 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1177 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: 12
  • Position: #48 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 9
A Simple One - 957 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: #316 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 599 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #236 / 382
  • Number of attempts: 4
The Cake is a Lie - 1234 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #141 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 5
Context insensitive completion 0 - 476 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: #77 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 8
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 437 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #102 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1217 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #148 / 492
  • Number of attempts: 5
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