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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32983 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: 23
  • Position: #2387 / 7282
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4645 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #197 / 1859
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2257 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #118 / 733
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2512 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #64 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11261 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #236 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make HTML List - 990 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #139 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5449 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #356 / 1231
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7563 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #632 / 2054
  • Number of attempts: 4
camel riding - 747 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #15 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 3
readability - 306 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #29 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 2
Logging with key - 292 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #59 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1595 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #26 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 5
Fix the XML - 958 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #71 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: #182 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #157 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3125 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #90 / 1114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1955 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: 12
  • Position: #177 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10555 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #693 / 3642
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #94 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 6
quotes inside quotes - 3051 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: 15
  • Position: #436 / 1050
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #530 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11705 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #343 / 3430
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6066 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #432 / 1496
  • Number of attempts: 6
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