Are you trying to setup your workspace so as to ease your work and boost your productivity? This is for you
When I started out, there was an overwhelming urge to test out every code editor there was, try out every shortcut and install every extension. Yeah, the excitement was immense!😅.
Here are some extensions that I have found truly useful in my learning journey.
PS: The text editor used here is visual studio codes...did I say that already?
Prettier integrates with your editor, so your code is tidied up every time you save your changes. It makes the code more readable and consistent with your project's style guide.
VS code now has a built-in, called linked editing, separate from auto rename tag extension for editing a tag when its matching closing tag is modified.The command to enable linked editing is Start Linked Editing (Ctrl+Shift+F2) and Escape disables linked editing mode.
Or on the UI, search for editor.linkedEditing your settings and enable it
3. Live server
This extension automatically refreshes the browser whenever you save your work. It is especially useful when working with html, css and js projects.
This extension matches a bracket pair with a unique color. You'll find this extension quite useful when browsing through your code especially when you have several scopes deep in your code.
This extension increases the readability of your code and makes it easy to browse throught your work.
This extension autocompletes file paths when referencing them in a link.
Material Icon Theme makes icons more obvious to the eye. So you can quicky identify different files types from each other.
It's always nice to enjoy your coding experience and you could definitely spice it by adding a theme and the good news is the is a long list from which you could pick according to your taste.
Personally, I like the Palenight theme. It's quite elegant😏
Hey this is just a limited list of extensions you can find on VS code, there's so much more out there.
Comment down below on which extension you found(or think is) most useful as a beginner programmer.
Edited: Thank you all for the corrections in your comments.