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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3062 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #99 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2194 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #95 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 7
Search and Replace 0 - 4583 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #411 / 1518
  • Number of attempts: 6
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #11 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #147 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #5 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 11
Vice versa - 7448 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #65 / 2019
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #111 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 7
camel riding - 737 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #194 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fill visual area - 73 entries

Just have fun!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #6 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 934 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #226 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mute the second method of this script - 429 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #98 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 735 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 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #87 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 10
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #34 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 7
Count both ways - 935 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #13 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 6
120 Degrees - 408 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #104 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 2
Refactor static member invocation - 187 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 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1923 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: #551 / 565
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 832 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #116 / 416
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #486 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 8
quotes inside quotes - 2998 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 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #428 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vertical Limit - 2319 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #339 / 706
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #248 / 726
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4868 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #375 / 1691
  • Number of attempts: 7
Make it more readable - 1860 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #271 / 613
  • Number of attempts: 3
Assignment Alignment - 738 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #114 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 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 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 9
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #508 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 4
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