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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32910 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: 29
  • Position: #4500 / 7271
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #975 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #803 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #72 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 3
underscore_to_camelCase - 148 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #45 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 2
Scrambled numbers - 772 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #156 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change your calendar - 279 entries

Happy New Year!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #9 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 4
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #191 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 958 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #196 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 1
ASCII box - 317 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #101 / 102
  • 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: #27 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3112 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1951 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: 14
  • Position: #277 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 7
Mess in revision history - 1143 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #116 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 7
Going underground.... - 315 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #57 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2577 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #369 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 9
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: #95 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3039 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hole-in-one - 973 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #232 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 1
Word frequency alignment - 245 entries

You've got to align the second column, but the spacing is inconvenient and there are nasty tabs in the way. If you're a "real Vim ninja," this could be very quick indeed...

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #114 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 1
Minimalist Limerick - 503 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #16 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 5
Stairs Indenting - 424 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #161 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2367 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #426 / 716
  • Number of attempts: 5
replacing each line of a block selection - 2791 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #488 / 732
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #22 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 6
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 840 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #154 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replacing some words - 412 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #68 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1891 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #123 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove dupes from array - 1290 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #169 / 325
  • Number of attempts: 8
Numbering a List - 1828 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #581 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1771 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #252 / 467
  • Number of attempts: 6
Change the content of a string - 1350 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #140 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2980 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #561 / 664
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6015 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #820 / 1482
  • Number of attempts: 2
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