A good text or code editor is an essential tool for every developer. Visual Studio Code (vscode) is a code editor packed with powerful developer tools like Intellisense, debugging support, and code completion. It is one of the most popular open-source code editors widely used by developers all around the globe. It is a must-have code editor for every developer.
Why use VsCode?
- Highly customizable(Theming and more)
- Extensions ecosystem
Looking at the merits of using vscode, in this article, I'm going to talk about my vscode setup which makes me more productive. I'm going to talk about extensions, themes, integrations that will make your life easier as a developer.
When it comes to theming your code editor, everyone has a different choice. I like to use the One Dark Pro Theme by binaryify. This theme gives a clean and elegant look to my code editor. One Dark Pro is also one of the widely installed vscode themes.
I'm currently using Consolas font as the default font of my editor. Consolas comes pre-installed with windows. It is well designed and the characters are easy to distinguish. I also like Fira Code and Source code pro.
Icons are useful to guide users when they are navigating through file explorer. They also make your code editor look beautiful. I'm using Material Icon Theme by Philipp Kief. These icons are descriptive.
Extensions enable us to add new features, themes, and more. They are key components of every IDE or code editor. Some extensions I'm currently using are:
Brackets can be confusing and hard to distinguish. Bracket Pair Colorizer 2 allows matching brackets to be identified with colors. The user can define which tokens to match, and which colors to use.
If you are tired of launching different API testing tools from time to time and want an integrated REST directly into vscode? If yes, you should have REST Client installed. REST Client allows you to send HTTP requests and view the response in Visual Studio Code directly. It also has support for GraphQL. It is also enriched with features like syntax highlighting, authentication support, auto-save, or clear request history, group multiple requests under the same file, and many more. You can learn more about these features from the official link.
Thank you so much for reading this article, I hope you enjoyed reading it. Let me know about your productivity setup in the comments section.
Thank you. Happy learning! ❤