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Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4847 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #7 / 1603
  • Number of attempts: 4
camel riding - 775 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #80 / 277
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate English Alphabets - 476 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #38 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 3
The holy-grail may help - 352 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #163 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1225 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #114 / 402
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shebangs for all - 1917 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: 19
  • Position: #377 / 502
  • Number of attempts: 1
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 307 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 106
  • Best player score: 137
  • Position: #94 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and count - 459 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #54 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reverse Simple Deletion - 834 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #63 / 455
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 668 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #102 / 404
  • Number of attempts: 1
Dumb to smart - 97 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #11 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1301 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #12 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove Accent off the Letter - 107 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 64
  • Position: #26 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 1024 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #131 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 4
Braces or Brackets? - 930 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 66
  • Position: #276 / 295
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3492 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #370 / 756
  • Number of attempts: 3
Flodder-challenge - 1176 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #87 / 321
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 12467 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #727 / 3621
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6736 entries

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

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #576 / 1651
  • Number of attempts: 2
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