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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4645 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #19 / 1859
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2257 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #73 / 733
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4695 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1125 / 1556
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 747 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #6 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 5
Fix the XML - 958 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #14 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 4
ASCII box - 324 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #41 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 439 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #26 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3125 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #11 / 1114
  • Number of attempts: 3
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 233 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #28 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Lisp Condense - 432 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #11 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 3
NBCU Weekly Challenge - #0 - 124 entries

One of our favorites lines here at NBCU! p.s. The first version of #0 was deleted due to me copy/pasting a HTML entity. Congrats to the one who figured that out, you are a true ninja warrior!

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #13 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1955 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: 12
  • Position: #144 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mess in revision history - 1144 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #115 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 5
Going underground.... - 315 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #36 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10555 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #264 / 3642
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3051 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: 17
  • Position: #760 / 1050
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #326 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 6
Minimalist Limerick - 507 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #17 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 5
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1522 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #60 / 428
  • Number of attempts: 5
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1022 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #70 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2383 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #506 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4963 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #257 / 1712
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove dupes from array - 1308 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #129 / 327
  • Number of attempts: 4
HTML to Haml - 837 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #72 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 3
Numbering a List - 1834 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #387 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1177 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: 12
  • Position: #65 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 5
Shebangs for all - 1787 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: 12
  • Position: #126 / 470
  • Number of attempts: 4
Change the content of a string - 1364 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #329 / 525
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3041 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #357 / 672
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6066 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #503 / 1496
  • Number of attempts: 3
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