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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32992 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
  • Position: #158 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18426 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3086 / 3799
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4645 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #99 / 1859
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: #95 / 733
  • Number of attempts: 7
Search and Replace 0 - 4695 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #411 / 1556
  • Number of attempts: 6
That hyphen - 2512 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #11 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11261 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #147 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5449 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #5 / 1231
  • Number of attempts: 11
Vice versa - 7563 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #65 / 2054
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 4190 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #111 / 1169
  • Number of attempts: 7
camel riding - 747 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #198 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fill visual area - 77 entries

Just have fun!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #6 / 34
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 958 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #229 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 9
  • Position: #98 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 12
  • Position: #22 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #87 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 10
-a-b-c- - 3125 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #34 / 1114
  • Number of attempts: 7
Count both ways - 966 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #13 / 343
  • Number of attempts: 6
120 Degrees - 454 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #109 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 2
Refactor static member invocation - 193 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #4 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 19
  • Position: #559 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 845 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #116 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10555 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #486 / 3642
  • Number of attempts: 8
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: 14
  • Position: #171 / 1050
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #436 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vertical Limit - 2383 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #348 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2838 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #256 / 741
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4963 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #375 / 1712
  • Number of attempts: 7
Make it more readable - 1915 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #282 / 628
  • Number of attempts: 3
Assignment Alignment - 823 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #123 / 214
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: #298 / 3430
  • Number of attempts: 9
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6066 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #514 / 1496
  • Number of attempts: 4
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