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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32803 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: #398 / 7246
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4415 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #37 / 1236
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18318 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1008 / 3774
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4629 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #341 / 1852
  • Number of attempts: 8
Extract argument from function - 2207 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #157 / 726
  • Number of attempts: 10
Search and Replace 0 - 4608 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #432 / 1527
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2478 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #558 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11102 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2105 / 4100
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 985 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #20 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 7
Basic renumbering - 5419 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #766 / 1222
  • Number of attempts: 5
JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 154 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: 35
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #16 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 5
FoodCritic023: Prefer conditional attributes - 175 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: 35
  • Position: #42 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
underscore_to_camelCase - 147 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #15 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fun With The Diagonal - 96 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #35 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7491 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #168 / 2030
  • Number of attempts: 6
Free hyphen! - 144 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #6 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sorting a glossary - 107 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #39 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 967 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #149 / 409
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirrored text - 161 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #9 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 4
lipsum lines - 245 entries

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

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #34 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 5
Inner hyphens - 121 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #44 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 2
Angular naming conventions - 279 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: #35 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 6
Replace and keep the case - 390 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #31 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 7
Alsa configuration - 481 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #25 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 8
ASCII Art - 80 entries

how good are you with simple regex?

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #17 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 4
Mirror Symmetry - 753 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #58 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 9
Collect List - 4168 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #911 / 1163
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1573 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #347 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 956 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #87 / 277
  • Number of attempts: 3
Condensed Cases - 737 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: 16
  • Position: #175 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15702 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #378 / 4104
  • Number of attempts: 8
-a-b-c- - 3103 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #328 / 1106
  • Number of attempts: 7
Count both ways - 936 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #107 / 335
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1935 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: 11
  • Position: #65 / 567
  • Number of attempts: 9
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10522 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #935 / 3632
  • Number of attempts: 7
attr_aligner - 3378 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #514 / 680
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letter case trickery - 1535 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: 13
  • Position: #392 / 496
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3017 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: #233 / 1041
  • Number of attempts: 8
Words in parens - 12703 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #649 / 3909
  • Number of attempts: 11
Vertical Limit - 2352 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #448 / 711
  • Number of attempts: 2
replacing each line of a block selection - 2775 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #82 / 730
  • Number of attempts: 7
switch variable - 4894 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #408 / 1696
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11522 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #409 / 3380
  • Number of attempts: 9
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5908 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #753 / 1462
  • Number of attempts: 8
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