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, -
To this cool one-
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...
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.
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.
For icons I use Material Icon Theme Which makes my icons simple and elegant looking.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Oldest comments (65)
You should give a try to Jetbrains Mono font 😊
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 😂
Jetbrains Mono has to be the best coding font I've ever come across.
how can I get the Jetbrains Mono font?
how can I get the Jetbrains Mono font?
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!
Are you checking FiraCode ???
Yep! This was the first one I tested!
Victor Mono font is cool too.
I like Menlo font and Github Plus Theme
oh one of my favourite one.
I use ubuntu mono font for my setup. With monokai theme.
oh awesome one!
I like monaco font. But i dont stick with one font.
same to you :)
GitLens is also good
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.
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.
I've been looking for something like "Auto Rename Tag" for a while now, thanks!
Youre Welcome :)
Since font's seems to be the theme of the comments section I'll add my two cents.
Hack Nerd Font
Works with css? Get the CSS media query snippets..
Well, thank YOU btw 😛 I made it 🤪🤪
Mine: Auto close tag, Auto rename tag, Power mode, Untabify
Mann! Power mode is sick!!!
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
Tabnine should be in this list !
Yay! Thanks for that, Ratul ❤️
A few of my favorites:
100% on gitlens. That is a lifesaver extension.
Really loved the theme. Thanks.
Nice but the arrow style in Fira Code and Jetbrains Mono isn't working in my IDE
make sure you have installed the fonts -> fonts.google.com/specimen/Fira+Cod...
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