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Played Challenges

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 601 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #88 / 360
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4695 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #881 / 1556
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make it more readable - 1915 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #202 / 628
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove dupes from array - 1308 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #185 / 327
  • Number of attempts: 2
Case preserving word replacement - 439 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #97 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort entries based on date - 347 entries

Sort some entries in a Ledger-file based on date.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #77 / 111
  • Number of attempts: 2
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 209 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #59 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 382 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #65 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat long lines - 329 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #11 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 14
  • Position: #204 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: #245 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 495 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #86 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 185 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #78 / 139
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #89 / 492
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11705 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2184 / 3430
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6066 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #795 / 1496
  • Number of attempts: 5
Rik Lomas
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