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Played Challenges

Python: Def to Lambda - 226 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #23 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 2
Turn the x - 190 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #36 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 3833 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #303 / 946
  • Number of attempts: 6
Satisfy the go linter - 1669 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: 25
  • Position: #185 / 339
  • Number of attempts: 4
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 663 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: 24
  • Position: #103 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32798 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: #2080 / 7244
  • Number of attempts: 5
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 806 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #120 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add text at some column - 137 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #9 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4415 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #759 / 1236
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5835 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #41 / 1436
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18318 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1485 / 3774
  • Number of attempts: 4
Quote modules - 985 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #89 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 5
add line and index - 74 entries

a missed line and index names need to be added

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #15 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Aliases for cd - 787 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #83 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 2423 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #79 / 558
  • Number of attempts: 7
Unsemantic linewrapping - 821 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: #59 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4621 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #709 / 1849
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2720 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #203 / 809
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add string initializers to an enum - 737 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #43 / 220
  • Number of attempts: 4
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1089 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: #139 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10475 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #435 / 2970
  • Number of attempts: 6
Bad Copy Syntax - 1906 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #362 / 486
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3439 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #366 / 1114
  • Number of attempts: 9
Com(m)a Trouble - 3321 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #436 / 748
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7667 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #290 / 1831
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 11092 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1348 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5419 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #207 / 1222
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1278 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #110 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 13
Vice versa - 7480 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #529 / 2028
  • Number of attempts: 6
One to Ten - 2078 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: 12
  • Position: #257 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1897 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #264 / 467
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1095 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #124 / 249
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4168 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #461 / 1163
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15687 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #991 / 4103
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10519 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1487 / 3631
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12694 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1058 / 3907
  • Number of attempts: 5
Alphabet soup - 354 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #30 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 7
switch variable - 4894 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1220 / 1696
  • Number of attempts: 3
PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 1 - 180 entries

Convert this tiny php class to adequate java one.

  • Best score: 65
  • Best player score: 98
  • Position: #34 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11495 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #617 / 3373
  • Number of attempts: 3
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