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Tim Bachmann
Tim Bachmann

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What's your number one underrated VSCode extension?

I have recently seen quite a few articles showcasing VSCode setups. But they're mostly featuring popular plugins most of which I came across alread.

That's why I'm interested in your favourite obscure, lesser known or just plain awesome plugins. Self promotion welcome! ✨

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Shayne Darren

For me it's Console Wrapper, highlight any variable and hit Ctrl + Shift + Q and it will wrap the variable in a console log.
Bonus point, if you have a variable in your clipboard, it will wrap that variable if you haven't selected anything

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Bhuvanesh • Edited on

May be polacode

github.com/octref/polacode very helpful in sending snippets of your code

auto close tag and auto rename tag are also good extensions that are sometimes underrated.

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Barış E. Parlan

I'm not sure if its ok to call 352k download as "underrated", but I believe Live Saas Compiler worth mentioning when compared to its capabilities and importance.

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Thomas Rigby

Definitely Quokka! Really useful for scamping up functions before dropping them into a bloating codebase. I use it a lot!

quokkajs.com/docs/index.html

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Alex Macniven

This makes me want to learn JS 😃

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John Munsch

This one really interests me because I've watched the "Fun Fun Function" guy use it to treat VS Code as a kind of super repl.

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Thomas Rigby

😁 I'm pretty sure I found it from one of those videos! MPJ is awesome!

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Simon Massey

I have been using ”bashdb” to step through git-secret a bash script wrapper to encrypt stuff in git using GnuPG tools. You can literally step though a complex bash script with Visual Studio Code and I found dead code and an old bug in the first step through.

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Daniel da Rocha

Two that I took a while to stumble upon, and which I really like today are:

  • Quick and Simple Text Selection: easy selection for code within quotes, parenthesis, etc. Super time saver and allows me to stay as much as possible on the keyboard
  • TabNine: great at recognizing patterns and guessing what I want to type.