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Simple, Practical, and Common - 33442 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: #337 / 7379
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18668 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #118 / 3851
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4761 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #331 / 1883
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2901 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #128 / 702
  • Number of attempts: 7
Extract argument from function - 2321 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #154 / 747
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4829 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #425 / 1597
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2564 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #115 / 697
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11371 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #754 / 4169
  • Number of attempts: 8
Make HTML List - 1050 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #50 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 6
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #438 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 8
JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 165 entries

Now Immutable.js made its way into many frontends. This challenge consists of a typical refactoring that many of us are facing now.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #16 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 5
FoodCritic023: Prefer conditional attributes - 178 entries

FoodCritic (www.foodcritic.io) is a lint tool for your Chef (learn.chef.io) cookbooks. FC023 indicates that you should prefer Chef guards over Ruby conditions. This challenge expects you to be able to fix this issue in a sample cookbook, given the FoodCritic output: ================================================================ FC023: Prefer conditional attributes: cookbooks/foo/recipes/default.rb:25 ================================================================ See http://www.foodcritic.io/#FC023 for more details about the changes being made.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #13 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add to end of each line... kinda - 327 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #71 / 172
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 1017 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #326 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 2
lipsum lines - 254 entries

Convert a quoted block of text into strings in a list.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #10 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 6
Angular naming conventions - 306 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: #33 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace and keep the case - 414 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #27 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 6
Alsa configuration - 501 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #55 / 126
  • Number of attempts: 5
Mirror Symmetry - 811 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #54 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #169 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 4
camel riding - 774 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #47 / 276
  • Number of attempts: 8
Space out the alphabet - 1630 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #49 / 442
  • Number of attempts: 5
Fix the XML - 997 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #34 / 285
  • Number of attempts: 6
Condensed Cases - 793 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: #42 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15943 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #356 / 4165
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3181 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #152 / 1131
  • Number of attempts: 6
Count both ways - 1006 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #36 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 4
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1125 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #44 / 295
  • Number of attempts: 6
Don't know what this is - 1991 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: #191 / 580
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10641 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #909 / 3673
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #109 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 9
Letter case trickery - 1597 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #140 / 513
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 3128 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: #227 / 1073
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12867 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2287 / 3949
  • Number of attempts: 4
replacing each line of a block selection - 2960 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #80 / 770
  • Number of attempts: 7
switch variable - 5042 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #399 / 1739
  • Number of attempts: 5
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3413 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #8 / 745
  • Number of attempts: 14
Simple text editing with Vim - 12398 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #404 / 3607
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6688 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #252 / 1640
  • Number of attempts: 8
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