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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: #212 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2186 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #646 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1796 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #353 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 13
camel riding - 734 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #165 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 2
readability - 298 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #143 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1542 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #153 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 8
Fix the XML - 934 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #119 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 6
Shuffled numbers - 203 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #55 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mute the second method of this script - 427 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #86 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #181 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 7
Don't know what this is - 1913 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #177 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #720 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2996 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: 3
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #197 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1432 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11354 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1352 / 3335
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5804 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #662 / 1438
  • Number of attempts: 2
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