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Played Challenges

convert yml into java pojo field - 665 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 3173 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
simple format - 3066 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 17
Cool or not? - 486 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1706 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Remember FizzBuzz? - 537 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete to the end of the current line - 469 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 3565 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1463 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Build a six - 208 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
move titles next to url, in quotes - 283 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 5989 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 4613 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 1631 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 9
I forgot quotes - 11947 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
V to the i - 3951 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9542 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2085 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 10
Swap values inside brackets - 1516 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 9314 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 11092 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 414 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3521 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2115 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Com(m)a Trouble - 1778 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Put the months in order - 460 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1720 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
One to Ten - 1006 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 12988 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25288 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
  • Number of attempts: 7
Increment each number - 490 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
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