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Top 5 VS Code Extensions for Developers in 2022

Hello, techies Nomadev here, back with another blog on tech. Looking for the best VS Code extension which can supercharge your work for your next project? Then here is the list that offers some of the best 5 VS Code extensions for Developers in 2022.
Before we start the list, let’s get to know what VS Code is?

What is VS Code?

If you are my regular reader, you might know that I am a very big fan of Visual Studio Code and always endorses it for its cool features and functionalities. Visual Studio Code is a source-code editor made owned by Microsoft for Windows, Linux, and macOS. It has support for debugging, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, code refactoring, and embedded Git(super useful).

The most loved features of VS are IntelliSense, Terminal support, quick navigation, fast editing, syntax highlighting, built-in Git controls, and various vs code extensions that supercharge developer experience and productivity.

It is widely used and loved by developers and it has a marketplace that contains numerous extensions to make it handy to do the coding stuff. In this list, we are going to talk about the Top VS code extensions that can make your work super easy. So without wasting much time let's get started!


1. Prettier

Installs - 17M

If you have contributed to any open source organization or are working for a company,
every organization has its unique way of code indention and it is a trait of good developers that they always prioritize writing clean and symmetric code.
Prettier is an opinionated code formatter. It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary and you can adjust the re-printing rules.
I remember once I was contributing to an open-source organization and they have 2 space rules for their code's indentation, whereas I have done it using 4 spaces (the default one). I just adjusted the settings on prettier settings and boom! You must give it a try.


2. Live Server

Installs - 16.9 M

If you are into Web Development, I am damn sure that you have used/heard live server at least once. It makes your existing server live that helps you to live reload feature for dynamic content, you don't have to refresh every time you will make a change to your codebase. After installation, automated localhost will be able to run in your browser, which you can start with a single button or just by pressing Alt + L Alt + O. Once you make changes in your code or write something new, after saving it, the browser will auto-refresh itself.

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3. GitHub Copilot

Installs - 636 k (Only available on preview)

Without a doubt, GitHub Copilot is one of the best VS Code extensions that can supercharge your work with its amazing capability of converting comments into code. GitHub Copilot uses the context you’ve provided and synthesizes code to match. A tool powered by gpt3 is capable of writing code automatically all you have to do is write a descriptive function name or some comments and it will automatically fill in the implementation details for you. If you want to know about GitHub Copilot in detail, you can check my article here.


4. Pylance

Pylance - 19.7 M

Pylance is an extension that works alongside Python in Visual Studio Code to provide performant language support. Under the hood, Pylance is powered by Pyright, Microsoft's static type checking tool. Using Pyright, Pylance has the ability to supercharge your Python IntelliSense experience with rich type information, helping you write better code faster.

5. Visual Studio IntelliCode

Installs - 15.2 M

The Visual Studio IntelliCode extension provides AI-assisted development features for Python, TypeScript/JavaScript, and Java developers in Visual Studio Code, with insights based on understanding your code context combined with machine learning.
When it comes to overloads, rather than taking the time to cycle through the alphabetical list of members, IntelliCode presents the most relevant one first. In the example shown above, you can see that the predicted APIs that IntelliCode elevates appear in a new section of the list at the top with members prefixed by a star icon.


If you haven't used them, then give them a try. I hope you will find it insightful and for other such articles make sure to follow me on Twitter and here also.


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If you don't know, now you know

  • You can access Visual Studio Code on your browser without installing it, you can visit - and get a coding experience nearly identical to its desktop version.

  • If you are on GitHub, you can open the repository on your screen to by just pressing "." on your browser.

I am sure you will love it, Happy Coding!

Top comments (2)

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Levan Katsadze

Maybe you will also like the VSCode extension "Blockman". It highlights nested code blocks based on curly/square/round brackets, html/xml tags and Python/Yaml indentation. (I am the author of Blockman).

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I will try that for sure👏