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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32910 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 / 7271
  • Number of attempts: 17
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #174 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 12
One number per line - 18378 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1118 / 3788
  • Number of attempts: 7
Separate the lines - 159 entries

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

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #23 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #573 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 4
From argument to object - 1262 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 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 10
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #197 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #516 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11140 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #933 / 4113
  • Number of attempts: 4
Text to HTML Table - 157 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #14 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple addition - 293 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 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Adam's challenge - 916 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 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 795 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 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 11
Nesting SASS - 248 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #30 / 88
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 44
  • Position: #46 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7522 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #293 / 2044
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add Go XML to structure tags - 148 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: #5 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #315 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #598 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1150 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1572 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2791 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #96 / 732
  • Number of attempts: 9
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #478 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 4
imports alignment (python) - 640 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #90 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple text editing with Vim - 11637 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1543 / 3413
  • Number of attempts: 7
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