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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: #3660 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1075 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2194 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #322 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4585 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #933 / 1519
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2016 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add to end of each line... kinda - 285 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 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7449 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1138 / 2020
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 962 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #23 / 407
  • Number of attempts: 1
Angular naming conventions - 279 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: #52 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Replace and keep the case - 390 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #92 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirror Symmetry - 752 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #192 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #623 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1593 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3085 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #585 / 1101
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3044 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1524 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: #388 / 494
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2241 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 985 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #267 / 409
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #447 / 726
  • Number of attempts: 2
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