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Make your dev environment awesome with VSCode + OhMyZSH 🔥🔥🔥 plugins, fonts, Icons and others

Shahjada Talukdar
Senior Software Engineer @eBay. Tech enthusiast, loves JS + few other languages. Keen to learn about Software Engineering/Architecture. 👋
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VSCode is awesome and we know it. Performance is the key here. But overall easy-to-use design, plugins and marketplace make this even more powerful.

I have been using VSCode since the beginning. Here is one post I wrote more than 4 years ago Visual Studio Code – A Cross Platform Code Editor built with Chromium

VSCode has become much better since it's inception. I will share some of the best Plugins you can use today to improve your developer experience 🎉

1.Font

Personally I like to have a very clean and catchy font for my VSCode as I mostly read and write code. So Font is really important to me.
I use Operator Mono. I tried few fonts. But so far I like it the most. It suits my eyes very well.
So you can download and install the font and then go to VSCode setting and paste this to Font section.

'Operator Mono', Monaco, Menlo, Consolas, 'Courier New', monospace
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This is how my font looks and I think it's really cool! 😎

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2.Icons - Material Icon theme

I tried both vscode-icons and Material Icon theme. But I think I like Material Icon theme a bit more.

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3.NPM

This extension supports running npm scripts defined in the package.json file and validating the installed modules against the dependencies defined in the package.json.

Notice: The validation is done by running npm and it is not run when the modules are managed by yarn.

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4.npm Intellisense

Visual Studio Code plugin that autocompletes npm modules in import statements.

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5.Theme

There are a lot of good Themes on Marketplace but I use the pre-installed Monokai theme the most! I actually tried few of the popular ones. Still, Monokai suits the best for my eyes.

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There are few more cool plugins I use. I will continue writing this on next Part.⚡

Till then,
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Erik Hoffman

Regarding #4, Visual Studio Code now has this built in by default, enabled by javascript.suggest.paths

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Shahjada Talukdar Author

Cool. Thanks! I will have a look

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Andre Vasconcelos

Another cool thing to share is the VSCode themes site, there are a ton of good looking themes available on there

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Shahjada Talukdar Author

Thanks! I will have a look...

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Jobayer Arman

ligatures support like Fira Code
github.com/kiliman/operator-mono-lig

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Shahjada Talukdar Author

Thanks, that's nice!

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Shahjada Talukdar Author

I will write about OhMyZSH in my next post

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Andrew MacKenzie

Can you change the title? I already have my VSCode setup and wanted to read about OhMyZSH

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Gene

You can actually follow any OhMyZSH setup tutorial out there and just set it as default in your vscode terminal.

My VSCode Terminal

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