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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4645 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #999 / 1859
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 19
  • Position: #657 / 733
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4695 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1147 / 1556
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2512 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #611 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11261 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #3630 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5449 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #845 / 1231
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 747 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #249 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 1
Land of the Lost - 76 entries

Enter the tabs below the lyrics

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #22 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
readability - 306 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #84 / 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: 34
  • Position: #61 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1595 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #374 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove all lines in first part - 178 entries

From the second part, remove all lines in the first part. It can be useful when you have done something from a long list, you want to know what is not done yet!

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #39 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 958 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #207 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 2
ASCII box - 324 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #66 / 103
  • 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: #186 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 1
Winning streak - 113 entries

Make the number on each line equal the consecutive L's or W's.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #33 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting database text output - 206 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #79 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 762 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: 16
  • Position: #176 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy TvvO - 392 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #86 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2744 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 3
learn vim in short time - 220 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #146 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3125 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #535 / 1114
  • Number of attempts: 4
Count both ways - 966 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #216 / 343
  • Number of attempts: 1
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 233 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #67 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Gray area - 710 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #213 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1107 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #261 / 292
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 16
  • Position: #479 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 845 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #410 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10555 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1971 / 3642
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #516 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1553 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #459 / 500
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 20
  • Position: #981 / 1050
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2193 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2383 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #607 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2838 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #631 / 741
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 968 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #324 / 391
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4963 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #842 / 1712
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 17
  • Position: #2284 / 3430
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6066 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #834 / 1496
  • Number of attempts: 1
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