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Simple, Practical, and Common - 33482 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: #978 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 17
Swap values - 4553 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #174 / 1259
  • Number of attempts: 12
One number per line - 18672 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1144 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 7
Separate the lines - 176 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #23 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2131 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #580 / 633
  • Number of attempts: 4
From argument to object - 1481 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #37 / 453
  • Number of attempts: 10
Every other line - 2901 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #200 / 702
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2572 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #527 / 698
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11380 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #933 / 4174
  • Number of attempts: 4
Text to HTML Table - 173 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #14 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple addition - 311 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #22 / 118
  • Number of attempts: 3
Adam's challenge - 958 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #34 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 841 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
  • Position: #85 / 288
  • Number of attempts: 11
Nesting SASS - 262 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #30 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 44
  • Position: #49 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7864 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #293 / 2114
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add Go XML to structure tags - 153 entries

The Go programming language can directly map XML to structure fields. Add the correct XML tag after each field.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #7 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #315 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15946 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #598 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10652 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1150 / 3677
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1590 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2966 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #96 / 772
  • Number of attempts: 9
switch variable - 5045 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #478 / 1742
  • Number of attempts: 4
imports alignment (python) - 663 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #93 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple text editing with Vim - 12467 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1585 / 3621
  • Number of attempts: 7
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