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Hamza Ahmad
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Wrap up 2021 with these VS Code extensions

Visual Studio Code is arguably the most popular IDE at the moment for quite a while now. 2021 was no different for this successful code editor. The wide range of different features that VS Code allows us to use is what makes it special. One of the things that stands out about VS Code is the massive number of extensions it provides you. Today we will have a look at some of the distinct VS Code Extensions that every developer should install by the end of this year.

Visual Studio IntelliCode

This extension is based on Artificial Intelligence and it recommends code completion automatically. It also gives various development features based on Artificial Intelligence.

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Peacock

This extension adds various colors to different windows of VS Code. While working on the front-end and back-end at the same time, you can add different colors to identify which repo you are working on. It also helps you add colors in live share and remote integration.

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Regex Previewer

Regular expressions are often confusing to understand. Regex Previewer gives you a separate document similar to your regex.
The extension provides many examples of comparisons, so it is much easier to quickly and accurately regex the various use cases.

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blox

blox is another incredibly useful extension with a mammoth 1500+ drop-in-ready UI snippets. All you have to do is just drag and drop the pre-made code snippets in your project and save a great amount of time writing code.

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Bookmarks

Bookmark your code at a certain line with this extension so that you can refer to it later. Add the bookmark with the command “ctrl+alt+k” and it is also the same command for toggling the bookmark. “ctrl+alt+l” is the command for jumping to the next bookmark and “ctrl+alt+j” is the command for jumping to the previous bookmark.

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Quokka.js

This extension speeds up development by displaying runtime values in the editor as you code, so you can focus on writing code instead of building custom configs.

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Profile Switcher

Profile Switcher helps you create various profiles on VS code that you can use for different reasons. This is a must-have extension for those who use VS code for more than one reason. You can save specific extensions for each profile as well.

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SonarLint

Sonarlint is an outstanding extension for lone workers without a team. Basically, it detects code quality and code security issues, and generates reports for the user. Sonarlint can also be used by teams with sonarCube and sonarCloud. It has built-in rules in it but a developer can also mute rules or add new rules.

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If you are going in 2022 without these extensions then you should definitely check out these extensions for better productivity.

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Roneo.org

I dont use Profile Switcher but 2 different flavours of Vscode:

  • vscode for coding
  • vscod*ium* for taking notes in Makdown.

I'm entirely satisfied with this setup, especially because these two applications appears with different icons in the Alt+Tab menu in Gnome

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Hamza Ahmad Author

I haven't tried that but seems promising

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Christophe Avonture

I'm using Tabnine for IA and autocompletion. Really amazing how this extension becomes quickly essential.

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Hamza Ahmad Author

Exactly! You should also try Codebite

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Supportic

Another alternative to Bookmarks is Anchors which blends in very vell when writing comments.

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Hamza Ahmad Author

Will try it out surely

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Umair Khan

I really like the effort you made, My team also find it healpful.
Keep It Up!

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Hamza Ahmad Author • Edited on

Thanks for the compliment. Best of luck to your team