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How I set up my environment before I start every project

Giulia Chiola
Front-end Developer. 👾 Media engineer. ⚡ Facing life one bug at a time. 🔥 Easily bribed with chocolate. 🍫 she/her.
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EditorConfig helps maintain consistent coding styles for multiple developers working on the same project across various editors and IDEs. The EditorConfig project consists of a file format for defining coding styles and a collection of text editor plugins that enable editors to read the file format and adhere to defined styles.

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Visual Studio Code workspace

Adding Visual Studio Code specific colors for every project, helps to recognize them more easlily during the development.

To set up workspace colors

  • open VSC settings cmd + ,
  • search for workbench.colorCustomizations
  • edit the .json file using vsc-workspace-colors.json content below

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A gitignore file specifies intentionally untracked files that Git should ignore. Files already tracked by Git are not affected; Each line in a gitignore file specifies a pattern.

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Issue template

The issue is more clear if we set up an issue template. Compile it every time you open an issue, and remove the unnecessary parts.

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PR template

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