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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: 26
  • Position: #3579 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #280 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2699 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #466 / 803
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3419 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #526 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7622 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #573 / 1819
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 2751 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #400 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #345 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 4
Number Sort - 281 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #87 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2055 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #478 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 1
Build a six - 264 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #19 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple format (2) - 296 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #48 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2300 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #159 / 701
  • Number of attempts: 9
replacing each line of a block selection - 2740 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #600 / 724
  • Number of attempts: 1
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