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Played Challenges

Java Array2List - 210 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

  • Best score: 67
  • Best player score: 184
  • Number of attempts: 2
PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 2 - 83 entries

Same class but reverse!

  • Best score: 80
  • Best player score: 144
  • Number of attempts: 1
CSV to JSON - 141 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 395
  • Number of attempts: 1
formatted text to markdown - 170 entries

You're converting some posts from an old blog to markdown. The formatted text is far closer to the finished product than the html markup, so it seems like a good place to start. Word wrapping seems to be the main area for optimization.

  • Best score: 70
  • Best player score: 81
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 664 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 79
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create a pandoc compatible table - 136 entries

In [this vimcast][1], a featured gist from Tim Pope shows how to quickly make a simple table structure. How fast can you convert it to pandoc's markdown style? [1]: http://vimcasts.org/episodes/aligning-text-with-tabular-vim/

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 69
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5335 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 47
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 312 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 3
Get rid of html tags - 303 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1043 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4069 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Increment, increment, increment.... - 465 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 9868 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse characters in a line - 547 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Switch function arguments - 1771 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Interweave two blocks of text - 472 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 3819 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1195 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Braces or Brackets? - 617 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
The meaning - 487 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
replacing each line of a block selection - 2374 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 8
Sort the cardinal numbers - 206 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1684 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reformat most common surnames - 510 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 47
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 806 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Format the output - 95 entries

Sometimes your standard out is a little hard to read. Take this multilevel hash and make it human readable.

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 55
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 472 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
Exchanging Quotes - 725 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reconstruct the Sentence - 995 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1703 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 407 entries

I recently needed to send an e-mail to our marketing department listing allowed merge tags for our MailChimp campaigns. The allowed merge tags were determined from a PHP array in one of our PHP classes. I transformed the PHP class to MailChimp's syntax and sent the e-mail. It was, however, a long, laborious process. I'm still fairly new to Vim and would love to see how an expert Vim user would tackle one of my own, real-world problems. Thanks and have fun!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 13
Case preserving word replacement - 383 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 9
Flodder-challenge - 787 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and double space - 401 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort entries based on date - 292 entries

Sort some entries in a Ledger-file based on date.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2488 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 6
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