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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33385 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: 22
  • Position: #28 / 7364
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4751 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #911 / 1879
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2314 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #100 / 744
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2556 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #14 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11360 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1638 / 4164
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5587 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #532 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7803 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #856 / 2100
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 998 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #64 / 418
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 798 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #120 / 266
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4264 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #673 / 1186
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rail fence transposition cipher - 70 entries

Solve a rail fence transposition cipher using vim. This ciphertext was created using two rails. Use vim to transpose the text and recover the original quote.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #17 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 769 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #80 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 1
readability - 312 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #50 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interleave lines - 158 entries

This is some kind of « paste -d'\n' c b a ». There are many ways to achieve this.. just find the shortest!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #9 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 4
Logging with key - 301 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #30 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1627 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #212 / 440
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 996 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #84 / 284
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line 'em up! - 392 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: 27
  • Position: #83 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 1
ASCII box - 325 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #64 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 447 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #66 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 788 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #103 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15931 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1430 / 4161
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace Parameter with Explicit Methods - 61 entries

Implementing the methods of a Java Interface

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #9 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3176 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #763 / 1129
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 1001 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #97 / 351
  • Number of attempts: 2
Gray area - 732 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #36 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1978 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #306 / 578
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10624 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #490 / 3666
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12858 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #445 / 3946
  • Number of attempts: 4
Switch function arguments - 2082 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #258 / 652
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 12286 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1324 / 3581
  • Number of attempts: 1
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