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Played Challenges

Split line with dots - 1916 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5569 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3081 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 1
Restore order to the alphabet - 153 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 46
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4829 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
C Reformatting - 652 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 67
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2834 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: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10678 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26822 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: 1
I forgot quotes - 12728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9685 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2250 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4110 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6247 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 703 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1413 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2049 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line 'em up! - 276 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap text in quotes - 297 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 2689 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 888 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 14192 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
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