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Played Challenges

Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 566 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 17278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 13
Increment each number - 814 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 871 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 9
Reorder the groups - 950 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 12
Box it - 6822 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 11
Add string initializers to an enum - 668 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 11
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10267 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4008 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Every other line - 2616 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values inside brackets - 2257 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Line under headers - 1623 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 5
change parenthesis - 220 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2084 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 23
V to the i - 4462 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 1845 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4741 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10705 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete to the end of the current line - 691 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31292 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 12
Simple text editing with Vim - 11152 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1675 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3169 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
Split line with dots - 2029 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
ninja substitution - 1087 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 14
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2556 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Unsemantic linewrapping - 698 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 10
multiple cursor alternative - 1363 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 10
Com(m)a Trouble - 2979 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4261 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add semicolons - 8994 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1230 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 10
Basic renumbering - 5240 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 2955 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Cool or not? - 696 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4462 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 7071 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 656 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Copy three lines - 2571 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Bad Copy Syntax - 1725 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 12
Put the months in order - 796 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 24
Words in parens - 12286 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 14974 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 14
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