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Played Challenges

Java Array2List - 214 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

  • Best score: 67
  • Best player score: 123
  • Number of attempts: 1
HTML to Haml - 722 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5524 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 1
Braces or Brackets? - 626 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
expand a list comprehension (python) - 247 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
Flodder-challenge - 807 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 837 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
Sort and add attributes - 1090 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2557 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 358 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
Replacing some words - 400 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2542 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Insert a Markdown link - 387 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
Simple text editing with Vim - 10535 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
One number per line - 13381 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 585 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
Search and Replace 0 - 4166 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4342 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • 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
Increment, increment, increment.... - 491 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9421 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
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 - 11169 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 845 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
I forgot quotes - 12148 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1028 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
Shebangs for all - 1595 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
Ruby 1.9 compat - 557 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
Reverse Simple Deletion - 714 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 301 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 445 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
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 395 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Case preserving word replacement - 389 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
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
imports alignment (python) - 577 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1743 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1238 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate English Alphabets - 413 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
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