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Played Challenges

Multiline to Single Line - 374 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #25 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 1
xrandr outputs and dashes - 555 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #62 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: #885 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 23
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5829 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #563 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18295 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #985 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 15
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #896 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #586 / 2966
  • 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: #99 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 12
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #382 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #29 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 14
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #480 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 12
Vice versa - 7449 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #643 / 2020
  • Number of attempts: 5
Angular naming conventions - 279 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #6 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 6
Logging with key - 286 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #80 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 2
Winning streak - 105 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #21 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 4
Refactoring useless Method away - 89 entries

Real-life challenge, convert a bunch of ifs to a switch statement

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #14 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 15
  • Position: #149 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 5
Pretty format for variable declarations - 129 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #9 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1231 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 7
Shift down - 189 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #5 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 7
learn vim in short time - 212 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #33 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #474 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 4
Count both ways - 935 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #17 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 5
Gray area - 678 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #32 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 29
  • Position: #18 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 10
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: 12
  • Position: #165 / 565
  • Number of attempts: 4
Two become one - 699 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #99 / 201
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #506 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 5
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #547 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 17
  • Position: #821 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #438 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 8
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: 14
  • Position: #1282 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 4
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