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Emma Bostian ✨

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What Does Your IDE/Code Editor Look Like?

I have FINALLY gotten my code editor to be my ideal setup. But now I'm curious, what does your code editor/IDE look like?

VSCode

Editor

I'm using VS Code. Although I've used Sublime Text and Atom Editor previously, I've found VSCode to be the winner.

Font

I'm using the font Dank Mono. It's a paid font; it cost me about 40 British pounds, but is definitely worth it. Fira Code is a free alternative with ligatures (the cursive-style and connecting lines which make code editors beautiful).

Dank Mono

Dank Mono

Fira Code

Fira Code

Theme

I'm currently using the Dracula theme for my editor. Although I tend to flip flop between Dracula and Night Owl by Sarah Drasner and Pink Cat Boo.

Dracula

Dracula

Night Owl

Night Owl

Pink Cat Boo

Pink Cat Boo

Terminal

My code terminal is setup using OhMyZsh. Ali Spittel has a fun blog post all about terminal setup if you're interested in learning more!


Post pictures of your setup below!

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Guilherme de Andrade • Edited

Editor: Neovim
Font: Fira Code
Theme: Nord
Terminal: kitty
Shell: fish

preview

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Yohanes Bandung Bondowoso • Edited

pretty much the same as me!
mine is:

Editor: Neovim
Font: Heavily-Modified-Using-Glyph.App-Ligaturized-Font
Theme: Gruvbox
Terminal: kitty
Shell: fish

my-build

on mac here

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Vinícius Hoyer

Gruvbox is the best thing ever, am I rigth?

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Yohanes Bandung Bondowoso

Yes! I discovered it for VSCode at first, then noticed I can make my kitty and nvim to use it.

Calming colors!

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Ahmed Khaled

Hey would u mind share with me your exp with ligaturized-font. It's the font the put free-font glyph in any other font right ?

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Yohanes Bandung Bondowoso

I used glyphsapp.com to edit specific characters (for instance, the italicized "s") or rearrange the unicode char to be used as normal char.
And then, I converted it to be ligature with github.com/ToxicFrog/

hope that explains!

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Natalia

This wallpaper is the best! 😍

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

I love fish, but I swapped off of it when I started writing more documentation because I needed my examples to be backward compatible with bash. 😭

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Gavin Fernandes

You can always use the bass fisher plugin if you want bash compatibility. That way you can run bash scripts with bass script.sh

It's what I do to get fish to play nice with /etc/profile

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PatricNox • Edited

I love your wallpaper there, care to share?

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Holy-Elie Scaïde

Pretty much the same, but I'm on Mac so iTerm is the terminal and shell is zsh

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jn

Ohhhh!! What is this blue wallpaper with the cat? :) where can I download by any chance?

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Gil
  • Dank Mono
  • 1984 Theme
  • Bash

VS Code Sreenhot

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Emma Bostian ✨

Love this theme!

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Gil

I forgot to mention the use of the Peacock extension from John Papa. dev.to/john_papa/peacock---choose-...

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Ekanem

Lovely theme (and on a side note, I'm just realising that you can view and work from the terminal directly from VSCode. So helpful)

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Peter Cruckshank

Oh yeah it's a big time saver

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Gil

Thanks. yes, the built in terminal is great!

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Kenice

Beautiful setup.

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Jer

Ack! OCD Moment incoming! MUST. RESIST. PLAYING. WITH. EDITOR. SETTINGS!!!!!!

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ggganea

Ikr

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Ryan Palo

My editor

  • VS Code (although I sometimes open Vim in the integrated terminal #yolo)
  • Fira Code
  • An Old Hope Theme
  • Zsh (although Bash and Powershell are pretty consistently in the rotation)
  • I have very strong love for ligatures

Also, I keep the Panda theme in rotation too!

Panda theme

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Leah

do you actually like powershell, or do you just use it because windows?

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Ryan Palo

I think it’s a neat idea! It puts object oriented programming into the command line, which is cool. I’m usually more quick/productive in Bash-y environments, but I enjoy powershell. It’s a gazillion times better than windows older command line environment.

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Leah

For me it takes the worst parts of a shell and a scripting language and combines them on top of some .net layer

I've written a bunch of scripts at work and I still despise it

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Ryan Palo

I wrote this post about it! I don’t know if it helps you, but it explains a bit better why I like it 😁

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Simon Massey

If you are stuck in a corporate windows build without a linux subsystem you can run Git Bash as the VS Code terminal dev.to/simbo1905/how-to-integrate-...

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Mirko Bellabarba

Hi, are you using Windows? If yes, how did you manage to install zsh? Thanks in advance :)

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Ryan Palo

If you’re on Windows 10, you can install Windows Subsystem Linux which is like a little mini Ubuntu or Debian (or some others) that live inside your windows install and play nicely. Vs code has a remote sessions extension that lets you use vs code as if you were inside that mini Linux, but with your Windows file system. It’s pretty great. If this isn’t quite enough detail, shoot me a DM here on DEV and I can help you get it set up! 😁

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Mirko Bellabarba

Oh thank you, got it! I’ll try in the following days and in case I have problems I’ll DM you! Thank you very much :)

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Ryan Palo

Good luck!

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Vigneshkumar Chinnachamy

I tried to install zsh in wsl. But couldn't install the power line fonts for theming.

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Dylan Tientcheu

I have 2 posts regarding this, you’ll be quickly setup

dev.to/dylantientcheu/improve-your...

dev.to/dylantientcheu/transforming...

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Kristopher Betz

Thanks!

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Don Alfons Nisnoni • Edited

Screenshoot

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Mubarak Yaqoub-Okponobi

How did you setup your terminal like that. Would love to do mine as well

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Don Alfons Nisnoni

Hi bro... i'm using Powerline for fish.. you can check this out here.. if you using windows, then install WSL first.

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Mirko Bellabarba

Hi, are you using Windows? If yes, how did you manage to install zsh? Thanks in advance :)

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Dylan Tientcheu
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Mirko Bellabarba

Thanks man! ;)

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Damir Franusic

VIM

Single screen:
vim

My current setup:

Configuration and plugins:

My .vimrc as requsted, not a pretty site :)

"+-----------+
"| " general |
"+-----------+
set exrc
set secure
set t_Co:256
set tabstop=8
set softtabstop=4
set shiftwidth=4
set nocursorline
"set noexpandtab
set expandtab
set number
"set foldmethod=syntax
"set foldlevel=99
set nofoldenable
set nowrap
"set viminfo^=%
syntax on
"set paste
highlight clear SignColumn
"set hidden (enable switching from changed buffer)
set hidden
set backupcopy=yes
set sessionoptions-=options
runtime! ftplugin/man.vim
let g:netrw_liststyle=0
"pathogen
execute pathogen#infect()

"+---------+
"| windows |
"+---------+
function! WinMove(key)
  let t:curwin = winnr()
  exec "wincmd ".a:key
  if (t:curwin == winnr()) "we havent moved
    if (match(a:key,'[jk]')) "were we going up/down
      wincmd v
    else
      wincmd s
    endif
    exec "wincmd ".a:key
  endif
endfunction
map <leader>h :call WinMove('h')<cr>
map <leader>k :call WinMove('k')<cr>
map <leader>l :call WinMove('l')<cr>
map <leader>j :call WinMove('j')<cr>
map <leader>wc :wincmd q<cr>
map <leader>wr <C-W>r
nmap <leader><left>  :3wincmd <<cr>
nmap <leader><right> :3wincmd ><cr>
nmap <leader><up>    :3wincmd +<cr>
nmap <leader><down>  :3wincmd -<cr>

"+-----------+
"| shortcuts |
"+-----------+
" plugins
map <F9> :UndotreeToggle<CR>
map <F8> :TagbarToggle<CR>
autocmd FileType c,cpp nnoremap <buffer><Leader>cf :<C-u>ClangFormat<CR>
" buffers
nnoremap <silent> <F12> :bnext<CR>
nnoremap <silent> <F11> :bprevious<CR>
nnoremap <F5> :CtrlPBuffer<CR>
nnoremap <Leader>q :Bdelete<CR>
" tabs
nnoremap <Leader>tc :tabclose<cr>
nnoremap <Leader>ts :tab split<cr>
" man
nnoremap K :Man <cword><CR>
" copy/paste
noremap <Leader>y "*y
noremap <Leader>p "+p

"+---------+
"| airline |
"+---------+
set laststatus:2
set ttimeoutlen:50
set encoding:utf-8
"let g:airline#extensions#tabline#enabled = 1
"let g:airline#extensions#tabline#fnamemod = ':t'
let g:airline#extensions#capslock#enabled = 1

let g:airline_powerline_fonts = 1
if !exists('g:airline_symbols')
    let g:airline_symbols = {}
endif

"+-----------+
"| syntastic |
"+-----------+
let g:syntastic_cpp_remove_include_errors = 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
let g:syntastic_cpp_check_header = 0
let g:syntastic_cpp_auto_refresh_includes = 1
let g:syntastic_mode_map={"mode":"active", "active_filetypes": [], "passive_filetypes": ["c","cpp"]}

"+-----+
"| Ale |
"+-----+
let g:ale_linters = {
\   'javascript': ['eslint', 'flow-language-server']
\}
let g:ale_fixers = {
\   'javascript': ['eslint']
\}
let g:ale_completion_enabled = 1
let g:ale_statusline_format = ['X %d', '? %d', '']
let g:ale_echo_msg_format = '%linter% says %s'
let g:ale_linters_explicit = 1
set completeopt=menu,menuone,preview,noselect,noinsert
map <F7> <Plug>(ale_fix)

"+-----------+
"| ultisnips |
"+-----------+
let g:UltiSnipsExpandTrigger="<c-j>"
let g:UltiSnipsJumpForwardTrigger="<c-j>"
let g:UltiSnipsJumpBackwardTrigger="<c-k>"

"+-----+
"| ycm |
"+-----+
let g:ycm_add_preview_to_completeopt = 1
let g:ycm_autoclose_preview_window_after_completion = 0
let g:ycm_autoclose_preview_window_after_insertion = 1
"let g:loaded_youcompleteme = 1
let g:ycm_register_as_syntastic_checker = 0
let g:ycm_collect_identifiers_from_tags_files = 0
let g:ycm_auto_trigger = 1
let g:ycm_warning_symbol = 'WW'
let g:ycm_error_symbol = 'EE'

"+-------------+
"| javascript  |
"+-------------+
let g:jsx_ext_required = 0
let g:javascript_plugin_flow = 1
let g:ctrlp_regexp = 1
let g:ctrlp_extensions = ['tag']
let g:ctrlp_custom_ignore = {
  \ 'dir':  '\.git$\|\.yardoc\|node_modules\|log\|tmp$',
  \ 'file': '\.so$\|\.dat$|\.DS_Store$'
  \}
let g:ctrlp_root_markers = ['.project_root']
let g:gutentags_project_root = ['.project_root']


"+---------+
"| "colors |
"+---------+
"let g:solarized_termtrans=1
"let g:solarized_termcolors=256
set background=dark
colorscheme gruvbox
highlight Normal ctermbg=None

And finally the list of plugins I use (using Pathogen)

~/.vim/bundle/

  • ale
  • auto-pairs
  • bbye
  • ctrlp.vim
  • emmet-vim
  • nerdcommenter
  • promptline.vim
  • tagbar
  • tlib_vim
  • ultisnips
  • undotree
  • vim-addon-mw-utils
  • vim-airline
  • vim-clang-format
  • vim-cpp-enhanced-highlight
  • vim-gitgutter
  • vim-gutentags
  • vim-javascript
  • vim-jsdoc
  • vim-jsx
  • vim-react-snippets
  • vim-snippets
  • vim-toml
  • YouCompleteMe
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Todor Todorov

Hi Damir,

vim forever!

Are you able to configure vim on the framebuffer?
I really recommend it - you can have bold, italic, more colors.
I will share my vim screenshot in the general discussion to see...

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Damir Franusic

Please do, thnx 👍

P.S.
Now you know why my username is vimmer 😄

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Todor Todorov

I did not know how to make screenshot on the framebuffer, but I just succeed to make one and posted it, sorry for the delay.

Nice to meet you, vimmer :)

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

Hi Emma 👋,

I use Spacemacs which is basically Vim on Emacs! I use the default theme most of the time. I worked on my own theme that was easier on my eyes, but I sort of abandoned that project. It might be something I revisit soon.

Screenshot of Spacemacs!

In my terminal, I use iTerm2 with OhMyZsh and a private fork of Thoughtbot's dotfiles. It looks something like this:

Screenshot of git in my terminal!

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Pedro Correa

wow, emacs + vim, gotta try it out

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Ahmed Khaled

Spacemacs_user++;

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Matteo Zanda • Edited

Editor: VsCode
Font: Hack
Theme: Slack Theme Aubergine Dark
Terminal: VsCode terminal

  • extension list on the right

gand988 vscode

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KiritchoukC

I had to flip my phone to find the extensions

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Nick Taylor • Edited

Here's my VS Code Setup.

It's a little out of date as I use zsh for my shell now, Dank Mono for font and Night Owl is my go to theme these days, but the rest is pretty much the same.

My VS Code Setup

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Maxence Poutord • Edited

Ohhh great topic Emma!

This is my setup:

More details here 👇

GitHub logo maxpou / dotfiles

💻 my dotfiles (Ubuntu&MacOS)

Dotfiles

This setup is intended for:

  • 🐧 Ubuntu
  • 🐧 Unix Server (CLI/Bash only)
  • 🍎 MacOS

Special thanks to whoever I stole it from 😘

Dotfiles installation

# Ubuntu / MacOS:
git clone https://github.com/maxpou/dotfiles.git --recursive
cd dotfiles && bin/install
# Unix server:
cd dotfiles && bin/install_server

Application

VSCode

Command Line Apps

  • Zsh
  • Oh My Zsh: A framework to manage Zsh configuration
  • Hub: a wrapper for Git command (Git+Hub=GitHub)
  • thefuck: corrects the previous console command
  • lighthouse (CLI): (require NPM) Auditing, performance metrics, and best practices for Progressive Web Apps
  • vtop (require NPM)
  • curl
  • Tree

Browser - Brave (main)

Extensions list for Google Chrome (and Canary):

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Boris Jamot ✊ /

Editor: SpaceVim
Font: Monaco for Powerline
Theme: Dracula
Terminal: deepin-terminal
Shell: fish
Multiplexer: tmux

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Al Romano • Edited

Representing for the Blue themes!

Font: Fira Code

Theme: Code Blue

Terminal: Cmder

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Jesse M. Holmes

Good evening, Emma!

Editor: VSCode
Font: Fira Code with iScript baked in for comments and whatnot
Theme: Cobalt2; previously I loved Dark Dracula for everything
Terminal: That's Fantasque Sans Mono font there
Shell: Powershell 6.1.1 with some oh-my-zsh inspiration

A screenshot of VSCode

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Mirko Bellabarba

Hi, how did you personalise powershell in that way? Thanks in advance :)

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Jesse M. Holmes

I found a couple of resources, starting with oh-my-posh by Jan De Dobbeleer. The powerline fonts I believe I grabbed from nerd-fonts, and I found some warp drive functionality from PoShWarp. Stitching it all together and getting the configuration right took only a couple of hours, likely because I changed things three or four times before settling. At the time, I wasn't all in on PowerShell, and this was just to deal with my WSL frustrations that have now been solved with the Remote - WSL extension. Hope that helps!

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Mirko Bellabarba

Thank you, I’ll try in a few days :)

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Rodolpho Caires • Edited
  • VS Code
  • Fira Code
  • Material Theme Lighter (if I have a light over my head, like at my workplace) or Panda Syntax
  • OhMyZsh

Work setup:
Work setup

Home setup:
Home setup

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MN Mark • Edited

I've given up looking for the best and am willing to accept adequate to be productive.

I find my most recent setup quite comfortable.

Gnome Terminal with Tango Dark theme and Deja Vu Sans Mono Book font.
Running Bash, tmux, and Vim.

screenshot

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