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Played Challenges

Just the middle - 10829 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interleave lines - 127 entries

This is some kind of « paste -d'\n' c b a ». There are many ways to achieve this.. just find the shortest!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4508 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 930 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4035 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mute the second method of this script - 420 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10343 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 729 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 669 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7165 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
ASCII box - 303 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1480 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15145 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12379 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
camel riding - 731 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Logging with key - 280 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1893 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 739 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1884 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 931 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 920 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2138 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3004 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5279 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line 'em up! - 306 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: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rail fence transposition cipher - 63 entries

Solve a rail fence transposition cipher using vim. This ciphertext was created using two rails. Use vim to transpose the text and recover the original quote.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31722 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
readability - 296 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace Parameter with Explicit Methods - 61 entries

Implementing the methods of a Java Interface

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11200 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
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