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Played Challenges

Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2589 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1410 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make Fancy Header - 921 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1086 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: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 495 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment, increment, increment.... - 493 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse Simple Deletion - 721 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unwrap the text of an email message - 150 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: 24
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 14098 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Search and Replace 0 - 4205 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
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