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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32752 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: #1383 / 7238
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #443 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18255 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2128 / 3765
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #115 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2781 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #222 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 9
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: #342 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11076 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1125 / 4089
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1755 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #291 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5395 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #124 / 1219
  • Number of attempts: 11
Vice versa - 7430 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #908 / 2015
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2244 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #188 / 423
  • Number of attempts: 8
convert yml into java pojo field - 800 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #15 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #571 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15647 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1138 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10509 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2286 / 3627
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2996 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: 3
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #295 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1634 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11381 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1599 / 3344
  • Number of attempts: 5
Rajesh Sharma
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