Hints can make coding challenges more approachable for developers of all skill levels.
There are two main types of hints: Code Highlighting and General Hints
Code Highlighting hints will automatically open the relevant, vulnerable files and highlight the vulnerable lines.
These more general hints often come with code examples. They can be very generic (something like "Use a 'prepared statement' to fix this SQL Injection") or very explicit, like a sample solution in the language and framework used in the challenge.
Every hint comes with a score deduction which is presented to the developer before they receive the hint. The number of points deducted for each hint depends on how much information is given away.