Visual Studio Code is the most popular software development environment at the moment. It is developed by the guys at Microsoft and has a GREAT community and ecosystem to support it. You can browse through the community-created open-source extensions that help fill in the gaps in productivity needs.
You can truly accelerate your development with these tools and improve your collaboration with teammates. However, the sheer number of options make it difficult to choose the ones that will be most useful. Therefore, I've curated a series detailing many extensions I personally think you should try.
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1. Editor Themes & Icon Packs
Color themes let you modify the colors in Visual Studio Code's user interface to suit your preferences and work environment. My personal favorites are:
The best icon themes give meaningful good looking icons to Files & the Editor:
Even if you're a good programmer, if you don't take care of proper formatting, your work will get messy QUICK !!. Code Formatters aid in the efficient cleaning up of code. It appears more organized, and when someone looks at your code, it will also help to give a positive impression.
These extensions give you the power to format hundreds of lines of code with a click of a button. But Prettier doesn’t work for all languages. I would recommend Beautify (
prettier 👎), I prefer the styling scope to that of Prettier's.
With this extension you can "subtly change the color of your Visual Studio Code workspace". This is helpful when you have multiple VS Code instances opened up and you want to classify them by color 🌈. And also when using Live Share to quickly identify your own editor.
5. Code Snap & Fira Code Font
- FIRA CODE : Programmers utilize a lot of symbols, which are frequently encoded with many characters. Sequences like ->, =, or == are single logical tokens for the brain thus the creation of this font.
- CODE SNAP : enables you to be able to "Take beautiful screenshots of your code in VS Code!". All in a "Mac" like 😏 Desktop frame.
NB: "This feature is now native to vscode with a recent update to the Editor"
Ohh !! and One more trick ⭐, "move your Sidebar to the RIGHT" 😉
What other extensions add to the aesthetic feel of your personal
VS Code experience ❓. Drop a suggestion in the Comments section 👇...
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