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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #235 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #506 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #396 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #496 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1860 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 987 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #165 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #1071 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 1
Restore order to the alphabet - 175 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #53 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 781 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #130 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 2
Entries sort - 76 entries

It cames to my mind a weird idea : sorting parts of my .vimrc. Take few minutes to sort out this, it's easy !

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #35 / 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #860 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #264 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 1
readability - 306 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #114 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1590 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #307 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 958 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #258 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line 'em up! - 367 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: 28
  • Position: #81 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shuffled numbers - 212 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: 15
  • Position: #25 / 88
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 10
  • Position: #193 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 752 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: 18
  • Position: #196 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3647 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #561 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 957 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #222 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1948 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: 16
  • Position: #481 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 842 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #153 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #3322 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #584 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: 16
  • Position: #594 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3423 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1144 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #2977 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6014 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #515 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 1
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