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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32993 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: 27
  • Position: #3686 / 7284
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4645 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1082 / 1859
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2257 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #331 / 733
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4695 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #961 / 1556
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11263 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2039 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add to end of each line... kinda - 296 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #64 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7591 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1152 / 2056
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 972 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #23 / 411
  • Number of attempts: 1
Angular naming conventions - 283 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: 19
  • Position: #53 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 3
Replace and keep the case - 398 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #94 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirror Symmetry - 785 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #197 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4191 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #629 / 1170
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1602 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3125 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #592 / 1114
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10557 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3058 / 3643
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1558 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #393 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2256 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1022 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #272 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2847 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #457 / 742
  • Number of attempts: 2
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