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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32903 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: #435 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1985 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1042 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #288 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #489 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #320 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #170 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Learn some german verbs - 501 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #24 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 3
FoodCritic023: Prefer conditional attributes - 177 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: 37
  • Position: #44 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7519 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1111 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vim's not included features - 178 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #18 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sudoku table - 58 entries

Make this simple sudoku table look nice and legible.

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #11 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create bison tokens - 34 entries

Create tokens for bison out of a known list of words

  • Best score: 85
  • Best player score: 102
  • Position: #10 / 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 781 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #151 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #696 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 2
readability - 306 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #61 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1590 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #37 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 10
Fill visual area - 77 entries

Just have fun!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #10 / 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 958 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #68 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15727 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1498 / 4113
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1948 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: #183 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mess in revision history - 1143 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #186 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #825 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1420 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #371 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 21
  • Position: #403 / 467
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11619 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #373 / 3408
  • Number of attempts: 5
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