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Fomonyuytar Joseph
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VScode Extension Spotlight : Random Everything


Hello πŸ‘‹! Welcome to the Vscode Spotlight Series. In this series, we'll explore some amazing VScode extensions. They will help you become a more productive and efficient software developer
I know you have read several articles about some of the top VScode extensions and also familiar with some of the popular Vscode extensions like Prettier, but we will look at some unique extensions.

Now that you know what to expect from this series, let's dive into today's VScode highlight. Drumroll, please!

The VScode extension for today is Random Everything.

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It's an extension tool to generate random data for testing or filling object values. This extension saves time and effort by providing data for web app or endpoint testing
This extension helps generate some very useful random data such as names, emails, URLs, dates, countries, numbers, and GUIDs.

How to use the extension

To demonstrate its usage, I've created a simple JavaScript file called index.js in Vscode. This file contains an array of objects named "users" with properties like id, name, email, and country all initialized with empty values. We will use the the "Random Everything" extension to generate random data

To get started, you'll need to install the "Random Everything" extension. Navigate to the extension tab on the sidebar of VS Code, search for "Random Everything", and install it..Alternatively, you can use this link to install the extension

Once installed, select the property for which you want to generate data. Use the shortcut Ctrl + D (Windows/Linux) or Cmd + D (MacOS) to select all the properties, and then move to the values where the data will be generated.

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Next, open the Command Palette with the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + P (Windows/Linux) or Cmd + Shift + P (MacOS).)

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Type the word "random," and you'll see various options for the category of random data you want to generate. Select the one you need; for example, if you choose "GUID," random data will be generated for all id properties. Repeat this process for other properties like name, email, and country.


For a detailed walkthrough, watch the video below:



In conclusion, Random Everything is a powerful extension that can enhance your productivity as a software developer by providing random data for testing or populating your software applications.

The step-by-step guide provided in this article demonstrates how easy it is to generate random data using this extension. You can quickly fill specific properties, making the testing and development process smoother and more efficient.

Stay tuned for more VScode Spotlights in this series to discover additional unique extensions that can make you a more productive developer. Happy coding! πŸš€

Top comments (2)

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Ndeye Fatou Diop

Wouaw ! This is so cool ! Will definitely install !

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Fomonyuytar Joseph

Thank so much for much,I hope you enjoy using it after installationπŸ˜ƒ

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