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Played Challenges

Visual block training - 587 entries

You see the input. You see the output. Go.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #54 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 2
swap number pairs - 1609 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #52 / 298
  • Number of attempts: 7
Rural Post - 4138 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #334 / 1023
  • Number of attempts: 6
Satisfy the go linter - 2025 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: 20
  • Position: #64 / 408
  • Number of attempts: 7
Yo To Hello - 1059 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #256 / 485
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32983 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: #1415 / 7282
  • Number of attempts: 10
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6030 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #316 / 1477
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4645 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #9 / 1859
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 10707 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #645 / 3013
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7685 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #47 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11261 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #105 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 8
JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 155 entries

Now Immutable.js made its way into many frontends. This challenge consists of a typical refactoring that many of us are facing now.

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #27 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alsa configuration - 481 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #20 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 7
Increment each number - 951 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #59 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 7
convert yml into java pojo field - 820 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #10 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 6
Land of the Lost - 76 entries

Enter the tabs below the lyrics

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #17 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
Logging with key - 292 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #10 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 7
Space out the alphabet - 1595 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 3
ASCII box - 324 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 4
Mute the second method of this script - 439 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #7 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sorting database text output - 206 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #7 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2724 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10555 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #274 / 3642
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2575 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 3
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