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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4380 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
Condensed Cases - 729 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 6936 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30402 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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 904 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 918 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
lipsum lines - 245 entries

Convert a quoted block of text into strings in a list.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace and keep the case - 369 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
replacing each line of a block selection - 2694 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 14512 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2946 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11064 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: 5
-a-b-c- - 2902 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
FoodCritic023: Prefer conditional attributes - 161 entries

FoodCritic (www.foodcritic.io) is a lint tool for your Chef (learn.chef.io) cookbooks. FC023 indicates that you should prefer Chef guards over Ruby conditions. This challenge expects you to be able to fix this issue in a sample cookbook, given the FoodCritic output: ================================================================ FC023: Prefer conditional attributes: cookbooks/foo/recipes/default.rb:25 ================================================================ See http://www.foodcritic.io/#FC023 for more details about the changes being made.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3932 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 924 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4665 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make HTML List - 923 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2134 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1764 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
unknown command - 119 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 6377 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2393 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1479 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1042 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 739 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10151 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2948 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
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