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Played Challenges

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: 15
  • Position: #386 / 733
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4695 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #737 / 1556
  • 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: 19
  • Position: #204 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 1
increment by column in XML - 146 entries

modify an arbitrary "column" in an xml table by incrementing a an arbitrary placeholder string

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #40 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Square numbers - 90 entries

Boring math puzzle.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #21 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
Happy TvvO - 392 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #6 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1460 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace Parameter with Explicit Methods - 61 entries

Implementing the methods of a Java Interface

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #17 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Gray area - 710 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #204 / 262
  • 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: 16
  • Position: #424 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 845 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #226 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split the words - 353 entries

Add the spaces manually if you must, but if you use Vim's spell checking feature wisely, I think you'll save a LARGE number of strokes.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #99 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10555 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #2516 / 3642
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete unwanted lines - 387 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #191 / 220
  • Number of attempts: 1
The name of the game - 636 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #292 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1522 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #256 / 428
  • Number of attempts: 3
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1022 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #207 / 422
  • 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: 20
  • Position: #241 / 741
  • Number of attempts: 3
Append semicolon after expressions - 968 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #294 / 391
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4963 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #804 / 1712
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1834 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #298 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1364 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #292 / 525
  • 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: 39
  • Position: #661 / 1496
  • Number of attempts: 1
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