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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #322 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 8
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #330 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #25 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 8
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #674 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #430 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #567 / 4112
  • 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: 41
  • Position: #37 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7522 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #682 / 2044
  • Number of attempts: 5
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #123 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 3
Angular naming conventions - 280 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #34 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 5
Alsa configuration - 481 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #8 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #166 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 10
swap or reverse - 104 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #40 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #353 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #906 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #108 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 9
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #226 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #635 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 4
replacing each line of a block selection - 2791 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #708 / 732
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #396 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 4
A Simple One - 924 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #422 / 612
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11634 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #403 / 3412
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6015 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #302 / 1482
  • Number of attempts: 6
Thijs van den Anker
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