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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4761 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #235 / 1883
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 16
  • Position: #520 / 747
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4829 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #396 / 1597
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2564 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #506 / 697
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11371 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1887 / 4169
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 1050 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #173 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #1102 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 1
Restore order to the alphabet - 196 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #58 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 811 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #135 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 2
Entries sort - 81 entries

It cames to my mind a weird idea : sorting parts of my .vimrc. Take few minutes to sort out this, it's easy !

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #38 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #876 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 774 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #272 / 276
  • Number of attempts: 1
readability - 314 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #115 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1630 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #314 / 442
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 997 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #264 / 285
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line 'em up! - 395 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: 28
  • Position: #86 / 111
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #25 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 10
  • Position: #195 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 18
  • Position: #207 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15943 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3693 / 4165
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3181 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #573 / 1131
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 1006 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #230 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 16
  • Position: #490 / 580
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 868 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #153 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10641 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #3358 / 3673
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #591 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 16
  • Position: #616 / 1073
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12867 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3447 / 3949
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 5042 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1166 / 1739
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 12398 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #3127 / 3607
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6688 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #541 / 1640
  • Number of attempts: 1
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