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Played Challenges

Separating firstname & lastname - 102 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11978 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse and double space - 422 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove all lines in first part - 149 entries

From the second part, remove all lines in the first part. It can be useful when you have done something from a long list, you want to know what is not done yet!

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29790 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 7725 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6839 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 896 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 537 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
Stairs Indenting - 384 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5660 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 3
Custom McCarthy sequence - 31 entries

Generate the first one hundred and twenty numbers (starting with n=1). See here for some inspiration: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthy_91_function

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mute the second method of this script - 418 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1151 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 14261 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mess in revision history - 1035 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Pretty format for variable declarations - 128 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11004 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5088 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 518 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Minimalist Limerick - 493 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 54
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3879 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add string initializers to an enum - 607 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy TvvO - 364 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1760 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 6026 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make HTML List - 917 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4155 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4613 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2127 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 857 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1867 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
calculations - 186 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 73
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10324 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 7
Create Leading Zeros - 192 entries

Create leading zeros only for id columns. Please use generic approach!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 47
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2376 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2485 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 824 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 1704 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
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hole-in-one - 958 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4335 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10075 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting database text output - 193 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: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add to end of each line... kinda - 277 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2230 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
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