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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #168 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #54 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 11
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #146 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 2
readability - 298 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #39 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 6
Space out the alphabet - 1542 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #135 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 4
ASCII box - 304 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #15 / 99
  • Number of attempts: 5
Mute the second method of this script - 429 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #39 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting database text output - 194 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: #17 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #99 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 8
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #96 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #634 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #487 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 9
paste indent correction - JS - 83 entries

You copy some javascript code from a website and paste it into vim, it does not look good!

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #33 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 2
Refactor arguments into object argument - 159 entries

A relatively common Javascript refactoring.

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #9 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 7
Python to Ruby - 188 entries

Convert this Python code to Ruby. NOTE: This program likely won't run.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #28 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove dupes from array - 1260 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: 19
  • Position: #106 / 321
  • Number of attempts: 10
Reformat long lines - 320 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #23 / 125
  • Number of attempts: 7
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1113 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: #71 / 372
  • Number of attempts: 8
Ruby 1.9 compat - 566 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #51 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11365 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #346 / 3337
  • Number of attempts: 11
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