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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 4410 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #27 / 1083
  • Number of attempts: 7
Satisfy the go linter - 2350 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #66 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33430 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: #279 / 7378
  • Number of attempts: 12
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6249 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #321 / 1527
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4761 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #177 / 1883
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10809 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #131 / 3050
  • Number of attempts: 9
Bad Copy Syntax - 2008 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #81 / 518
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7836 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #159 / 1868
  • Number of attempts: 9
Extract argument from function - 2321 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #114 / 747
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2564 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #58 / 697
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11370 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #167 / 4168
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #360 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 8
FoodCritic023: Prefer conditional attributes - 178 entries

FoodCritic (www.foodcritic.io) is a lint tool for your Chef (learn.chef.io) cookbooks. FC023 indicates that you should prefer Chef guards over Ruby conditions. This challenge expects you to be able to fix this issue in a sample cookbook, given the FoodCritic output: ================================================================ FC023: Prefer conditional attributes: cookbooks/foo/recipes/default.rb:25 ================================================================ See http://www.foodcritic.io/#FC023 for more details about the changes being made.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #11 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 8
Vice versa - 7820 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #691 / 2109
  • Number of attempts: 4
comments galore - 1017 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #95 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 4
Angular naming conventions - 306 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #24 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 5
Replace and keep the case - 414 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #15 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #156 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 8
camel riding - 774 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #20 / 276
  • Number of attempts: 6
Land of the Lost - 77 entries

Enter the tabs below the lyrics

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #13 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 3
readability - 314 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #40 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 17
  • Position: #4 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 3
Logging with key - 301 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #80 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 3
Space out the alphabet - 1630 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #13 / 442
  • Number of attempts: 7
Not enough Ps - 67 entries

Different type of code

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #10 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fill visual area - 82 entries

Just have fun!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fix the XML - 997 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #8 / 285
  • Number of attempts: 5
Shuffled numbers - 236 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #19 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 5
ASCII box - 333 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #23 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: #57 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sorting database text output - 220 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #25 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 5
Condensed Cases - 793 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: 12
  • Position: #25 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 10
Happy TvvO - 417 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #77 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15943 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #118 / 4165
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3181 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #78 / 1131
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 1006 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #25 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 13
Don't know what this is - 1991 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: 11
  • Position: #40 / 580
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10641 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #650 / 3673
  • Number of attempts: 7
attr_aligner - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #88 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 16
quotes inside quotes - 3128 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: 14
  • Position: #188 / 1073
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12867 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #514 / 3949
  • Number of attempts: 9
switch variable - 5041 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #347 / 1738
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 12395 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #337 / 3605
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6683 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #117 / 1639
  • Number of attempts: 13
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