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Played Challenges

simple format - 1994 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 1934 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 5
replacing each line of a block selection - 2442 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 4
convert yml into java pojo field - 598 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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 14
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 226 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 1211 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 16
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 326 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
Array transposition - 1473 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 3
Santa's naughty / nice list - 52 entries

Christmas is here and Santa hasn't decided who's naughty or nice yet. He's given a list of names to his programmer friend to quickly split the children into naughty and nice. Hint: There's a hidden pattern that might be familiar.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 6
Split line with dots - 1754 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 11130 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
move titles next to url, in quotes - 213 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 5
Build a six - 149 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 7
Put the months in order - 313 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 8
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1085 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 603 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: 5
Delete to the end of the current line - 351 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
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1321 entries

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

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 13
V to the i - 3737 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4212 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 9
Search and Replace 0 - 3963 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 10716 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3354 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 8
attr_aligner - 2872 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1361 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 9
quotes inside quotes - 2691 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: 2
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 1233 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 10206 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 1147 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Adam's challenge - 712 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 23279 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: 2
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 8
Increment each number - 324 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 11719 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
From argument to object - 1037 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 1985 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2

Contributed Challenges

Put the months in order - 313 entries

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

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entered into 35 challenges

contributed 1 challenges