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Collect List - 3879 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
FoodCritic023: Prefer conditional attributes - 161 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 16233 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Make HTML List - 917 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 12
Extract argument from function - 2127 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Order and join - 796 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 4613 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4155 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 10328 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
comments galore - 916 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1867 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
  • Number of attempts: 7
Space out the alphabet - 1463 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Scrambled numbers - 753 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2376 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2485 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10075 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4335 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort by your own sum - 46 entries

Same numbers as last time, but you'll have to add them yourself.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Circle of Fifths with Sharps - 61 entries

Display a list of the Circle of Fifths with corresponding solfege syllables with sharps. Handling spaces may be tricky.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirror Symmetry - 735 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5660 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29804 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
  • Number of attempts: 12
Words in parens - 11978 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 15
camel riding - 727 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6839 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sort files from hosts - 131 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3237 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 10
Format java properties - 63 entries

Format java properties to a different format. The value which is the string following the first '=' cannot & should not change. All periods in the key get replaced with an underscore "_" and get a prefix of "b_".

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 3
Calculate the table totals - 105 entries

Go ahead... commit the treachery of using vim as a spreadsheet.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 118
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace and keep the case - 363 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
lipsum lines - 244 entries

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

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 5
Angular naming conventions - 278 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1876 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Transposition - 67 entries

Transpose the original lines in separate columns, one for each line.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 4
replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 192 entries

Where ,SOMELOGB and ,SOMELOGC replaces each /r carriage return if 2nd column is blank. The replace only happens if 2nd column is blank though and should replace up to the non blank row.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 14269 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 2454 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1797 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11004 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 756 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5088 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 16
-a-b-c- - 2857 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
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