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Played Challenges

Create bison tokens - 32 entries

Create tokens for bison out of a known list of words

  • Best score: 85
  • Best player score: 116
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25293 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: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3523 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 12990 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace and keep the case - 342 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 4613 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9545 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 143 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: 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11097 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9315 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10457 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4317 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 3952 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
comments galore - 906 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 54
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 3565 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 5989 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make HTML List - 891 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2201 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2607 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 11954 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2793 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Christopher Wells
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A programmer and digital artist. Computer Science student at SUNY Oswego.

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