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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: 29
  • Position: #4726 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1047 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #3668 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2433 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #402 / 561
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1294 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap the operands under comparison - 258 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #90 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 33
  • Position: #411 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1165 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3495 / 4114
  • 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: 22
  • Position: #180 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7537 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1761 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 818 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: 41
  • Position: #204 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #715 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2940 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #982 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3129 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1620 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 3
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