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Played Challenges

SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1059 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 9
Line under headers - 1832 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add string initializers to an enum - 724 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 11
Unsemantic linewrapping - 784 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 10
Bad Copy Syntax - 1879 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 12
change parenthesis - 221 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1046 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 12
Add semicolons - 10161 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
ninja substitution - 1193 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 14
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 681 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Cool or not? - 721 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7553 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 11
Increment each number - 921 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2027 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: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 699 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: 3
Put the months in order - 884 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 24
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3399 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 583 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2689 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Com(m)a Trouble - 3253 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 2395 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Team names - 1751 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
multiple cursor alternative - 1405 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 10
Array transposition - 2233 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 23
From argument to object - 1245 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 10
Every other line - 2770 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 9
Copy three lines - 2743 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Split line with dots - 2074 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18132 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 13
Swap values - 4373 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
Vice versa - 7369 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32563 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 12
Collect List - 4132 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11061 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15593 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 14
Basic renumbering - 5389 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 3076 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4577 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10496 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12655 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4856 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4508 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11306 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
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