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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: 31
  • Position: #5309 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #323 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2218 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #151 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 7
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #110 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2051 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make HTML List - 987 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #210 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #991 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 1
JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 155 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: #8 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7536 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1483 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #113 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 1
Angular naming conventions - 283 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: #29 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 2
Alsa configuration - 481 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #11 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #793 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1595 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #214 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1606 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #148 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3057 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #319 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 6
quotes inside quotes - 3030 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: #224 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2263 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4945 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #393 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2444 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #1152 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 1
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