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Played Challenges

replacing each line of a block selection - 2816 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #219 / 736
  • Number of attempts: 8
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 864 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #164 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort the cardinal numbers - 280 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #94 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1905 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #410 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line Zipper - 443 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #140 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove dupes from array - 1290 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: 23
  • Position: #179 / 325
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alphabetize the directory - 269 entries

Put the contacts and their information in alphabetical order.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #40 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 6
PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 502 entries

I recently needed to send an e-mail to our marketing department listing allowed merge tags for our MailChimp campaigns. The allowed merge tags were determined from a PHP array in one of our PHP classes. I transformed the PHP class to MailChimp's syntax and sent the e-mail. It was, however, a long, laborious process. I'm still fairly new to Vim and would love to see how an expert Vim user would tackle one of my own, real-world problems. Thanks and have fun!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #87 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 7
Case preserving word replacement - 436 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #114 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sort entries based on date - 339 entries

Sort some entries in a Ledger-file based on date.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #45 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 5
Numbering a List - 1832 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #191 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 9
Sort and add attributes - 1211 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #81 / 490
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #399 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 7
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