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Minhazur Rahman Ratul
Minhazur Rahman Ratul

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My productivity setup ( VS Code )

In this post I am gonna show you my personal vs code setup! Which makes me more productive. And gives me inspiration to do more coding. I will show you how turn this boring one, -

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To this cool one-

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And I will also provide you a list of useful VS code extentions which will make you life more easier as a developer. So if you are interested, continue reading...

Theme

When it comes about theme every people has a different choice. But I personally prefer to use - "The best theme". Yes if you take my opinion this is the best theme. Which gives an elegant look to my VS code. It's pretty similar to one dark pro. But this one is a little bit lighter than one dark pro. Which attracts me so much.

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Font

I use Fira Code as the default font of my editor. Which looks pretty fine. It gives a nice look to my editor. And fira code 400 medium is recommended with the Best theme.

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Icons

For icons I use Material Icon Theme Which makes my icons simple and elegant looking.

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Useful Extentions

1. Prettier

Prettier is a really really useful extention. It formats your unformatted code once you save your file. So install it. And after installation, go to settings, and search - "Format on save" Then check the settings if it is marked. Then add some code in your settings.json

"editor.defaultFormatter": "esbenp.prettier-vscode",
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2. Auto Rename Tag

This extention saves my time a lot When I am working with React, Html and XML. It renames the closing tag automatically when you try to rename the opening tag.

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3. ES7 React/Redux/GraphQL/React-Native snippets

This extention saves a lot of time when I am working with react and react-native. It helps me to prevent writing all the boilerplate codes. Like when I type - 'rafce' if generates all the codes for a react functional component.

4. Live Server

This extention is so useful when you are working with html, css and js projects. It auto reloads the browser page once you save any file in your project.

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5. Bracket Pair Colorizer

This extention is so much useful. It highlights the occurance of the opening and closing brackets. And it generates different colors of brackets. Which helps me a lot to have a more better and fast understanding.

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6. Tabnine Autocomplete AI

Tabnine is autocomplete AI tool. This will help you a lot when it comes to coding! And I highly recommend it. Just install it and you are gonna stick with that! it's insane!

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So that was my vs code setup. I enjoy working a lot with this setup. Let me know what is your productivity setup! in the discussions.

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Lyrod

You should give a try to Jetbrains Mono font 😊

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Ægir Æxx

Jetbrains Mono has to be the best coding font I've ever come across.

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Murad Jafarly

how can I get the Jetbrains Mono font?

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Ægir Æxx
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Andrea Barghigiani • Edited on

I used that a lot but now I've been playing with Cascadia Code and I have to admit that has got a lot better since I tested some time ago. I'm starting to appreciate the thing Microsoft is publishing and I disliked 'em for so much time that is a strange feeling 😂

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Ravi Ashara • Edited on

Are you checking FiraCode ???

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Lyrod

Yep! This was the first one I tested!

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Kitto Khrangtong

It's honestly one of the best code editor fonts IMO. I always struggled with moving back and forth between fonts and this one has been the longest standing use for me!

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Murad Jafarly

how can I get the Jetbrains Mono font?

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Lyrod • Edited on
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Gulajava Ministudio

Here my current setup.

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You can try extension that i use here :
Gitlens
indent-rainbow
Visual Studio IntelliCode
ES6 Snippets
Vetur
Relative Path
Bracket Pair Colorizer 2
Live Server
Path Intellisense
REST Client


And for theme and font, i'm using Mayukai Theme and Iosevka Mayukai Font

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Tongyu Lu

Big shout-out for Iosevka for all CJK users. The design aligns characters very well.

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Minhazur Rahman Ratul

nice your setup is sick

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Rasmus Schultz

No PHP extension?

I've switched back and forth, and continue to find that none of them are very good. It's the main (perhaps only) reason I stick with JetBrains.

Everything else in VS Code is pretty great. I wish they'd sort that out and provide an official extension with reliable IDE quality language support. 😐

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Minhazur Rahman Ratul

you can use this extention as a php dev -> marketplace.visualstudio.com/items...

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Rasmus Schultz

No commits to the language server behind that project since 2+ years.

(Microsoft themselves are behind the tolerant parser behind the language service, but they don't appear to be using it for anything in the IDE space - and neither does anyone else, if I'm going by the package references.)

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Domenik Reitzner • Edited on

A few of my favorites:

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Rod Hartzell

100% on gitlens. That is a lifesaver extension.

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Aravind V. Nair

Nice article! I have the same config. Three suggestions though:

"Auto Rename Tag" is no longer required. VS Code has built-in functionality for the same not.

"Bracket Pair Colorizer" has a newer version. It's much faster than v1 and is called "Bracket Pair Colorizer 2". Check it out.

400 is default font weight.

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Minhazur Rahman Ratul • Edited on

wow thanks for informing me!!! :) But auto rename tag is still required in my device and I have said 400 medium is recommended with the best theme cause people might install other version so that's why I have said.

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Nick Fotopoulos • Edited on

Since font's seems to be the theme of the comments section I'll add my two cents.

Hack Nerd Font
Hack Nerd Font

nerdfonts.com/font-downloads

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Bruno Ochotorena

Victor Mono font is cool too.

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Jesper Hodge

Did you try Fira Code iScript? I'm so so happy with the italics, even though I was skeptical first...

And another question, has anyone compared TabNine to Kite? (Free version) - I'm using Kite, it's quite helpful so far but not incredible, do you recommend TabNine instead?

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Ajith Gopi

Works with css? Get the CSS media query snippets..

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Minhazur Rahman Ratul

wow thanks!

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Ajith Gopi

Well, thank YOU btw 😛 I made it 🤪🤪

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orels1

While it's a paid font, I still can't recommend Dank Mono enough. Its a pretty unique looking font among the coding fonts, so you never know if you might like it!

gumroad.com/l/dank-mono

JetBrains mono is also good. Learned to love it when I started doing some C# coding for Unity stuff.

And in terms of themes, I just can't stop using Monokai Pro: monokai.pro/

Some other things to note that i haven't seen other mention:

  • Dash integration, if you're on macos and using Dash - pulls up the docs for things in Dash
  • Code Spell Checker, for all your flase and other fun typos
  • Partial Diff, for weird situations when you want to quickly compare some code in the editor, i often use it to compare some code that i have open on github withi pieces on my local machine (without having to switch branches locally)

Nice compilation though! Will be grabbing the autocomplete for sure

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Minhazur Rahman Ratul

Thank for the font!

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Zayar Tun

Really loved the theme. Thanks.

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Jae Beojkkoch

The theme is not bad, thanks for sharing this!

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tamnguyenchi93

I use ubuntu mono font for my setup. With monokai theme.

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Minhazur Rahman Ratul

oh awesome one!

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Pankaj • Edited on

GitLens is also good

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Tabnine

You should try Tabnine AI code completions! It uses GPT-2 based models to predict the exact code the developer has intended to type and saves thousands of keystrokes. Works miraculously with VS Code

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Minhazur Rahman Ratul • Edited on

Tabnine should be in this list !

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Tabnine

Yay! Thanks for that, Ratul  ❤️

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