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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32781 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: #20 / 7242
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4617 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #123 / 1847
  • Number of attempts: 9
Extract argument from function - 2195 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #102 / 724
  • Number of attempts: 8
That hyphen - 2472 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #290 / 676
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #788 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 11
Make HTML List - 982 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #216 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #302 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 9
Vice versa - 7462 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #5 / 2023
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #32 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 7
camel riding - 737 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #237 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 952 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #153 / 275
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line 'em up! - 361 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: #77 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 5
Condensed Cases - 735 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: 13
  • Position: #69 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15668 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #26 / 4099
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 3085 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #497 / 1101
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 935 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #95 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10515 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #537 / 3630
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 3003 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: 15
  • Position: #420 / 1038
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #561 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 7
switch variable - 4881 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1467 / 1694
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11446 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #312 / 3361
  • Number of attempts: 5
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