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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32741 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: 23
  • Position: #2493 / 7234
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18223 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1634 / 3759
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #462 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2775 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #457 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #471 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2186 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #330 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #506 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2351 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 867 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #60 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 2
Format java properties - 64 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: 35
  • Position: #17 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7413 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #875 / 2010
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap assigned value - 525 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #162 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #944 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2145 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2317 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 2
Switch function arguments - 1933 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #279 / 617
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1160 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the Haiku - 251 entries

Change this slightly scrambled haiku to its unscrambled form and fix the capitalisation and punctuation along the way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #54 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reinaldo Astudillo
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Math gangsta. PhD student at @tudelft. Over the mountain watching the watcher

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