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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: 24
  • Position: #2842 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #165 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #136 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #813 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 4
camel riding - 734 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #228 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 1
Logging with key - 282 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #40 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 7
Space out the alphabet - 1542 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #248 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 4
ASCII box - 304 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #7 / 99
  • Number of attempts: 17
Mute the second method of this script - 429 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #30 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sorting database text output - 194 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #6 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #95 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #510 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #629 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 10
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1399 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11365 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #331 / 3337
  • Number of attempts: 5
Laurent Stacul
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Développeur C++/Python chez Amadeus IT. Cycliste amateur team SPOC-Jollywear Nice.

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