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Played Challenges

Braces or Brackets? - 643 entries

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

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 47
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1648 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 16217 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 397 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Insert a Markdown link - 389 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 857 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 198 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
HTML to Haml - 746 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 450 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate English Alphabets - 424 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
imports alignment (python) - 583 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2715 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 601 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: 1
switch variable - 4613 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10310 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 302 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 562 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 360 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1265 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
replacing each line of a block selection - 2682 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 852 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: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 732 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Case preserving word replacement - 394 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
expand a list comprehension (python) - 252 entries

Please show your way to convert a list comprehension in python to an ordinary for-loop expression!

  • Best score: 42
  • Best player score: 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5660 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 1
Java Array2List - 214 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

  • Best score: 67
  • Best player score: 123
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10989 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: 3
I forgot quotes - 14254 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 507 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 7656 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1034 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Almost encrypted - 165 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11973 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
un-C-escape string - 53 entries

Convert escape sequences to characters

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replacing some words - 401 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort and add attributes - 1110 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 818 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1760 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
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