Must have extensions for VS Code (according to me)
Christian Vasquez Dec 13 '17 Updated on Mar 12, 2018
Everyone has things they can't live without, whether it is your pet, a really loud neighbor, taxes, the dank memes, or even water! (This is my way of reminding you and myself to drink water more often, got it? ok, let's keep going).
But this time I wanna talk about an editor that has a special place in my heart:
This little bad boi comes with some pretty cool features out of the box:
- Integrated version control
- Markdown support with previewer
- Built in terminal
- Peek definition
- And blah blah blah... let's get to the good part:
Plugins! wait, no.
These are basically a way to add extra functionality to your existing editor to make it go over 9,000 (WHAAAT?!).
Alright, alright, alright. Enough chit-chat.
List of extensions I can't live without
Automatically finds, parses and provides code actions and code completion for all available imports. Works with Typescript and TSX.
Keeps a history of your copied and cut items and let's you re-paste them if needed.
View git log along with the graph and details. You can view the history of a file or a specific line.
Do I really need to explain this one? If you don't know what Docker is by now, go ahead and google it. You can thank me later 😉.
What? Don't you like cute little icons on your explorer? Ok, then. Skip this one if you want.
I mean... the name says it all, doesn't it?
Aids you by giving you hints of possible CSS class names that are already in your project so you don't have to constanlty switch tabs over and over.
Autocompletes the names of the core NodeJS modules and the ones you specified in your
package.json available for you. Quite useful when starting to learn about Node.
If you are learning/using NodeJS, chances are that you are also going to be using ExpressJS, so this extesion provides a few code snippets so you can focus on your logic rather than the boilerplate around your
This extension is similar to
jshint. It warns you of possible mistakes in your Markdown code that is commonly used in open source projects across GitHub and other version control hosting platforms in a way, whether it's a RAEDME.md or CONTRIBUTING.md, they all use Markdown.
Allows you to copy and paste blocks of code that you want and transform them into a screenshot with a good looking standard template. (Similar to how window-based screenshots look in MacOS).
That's it. These are my favorites extensions so far.
Do you have some extensions that could replace the ones I mentioned? Or would you add some more to the list?
Go ahead and let me know below, I'm always up for extension hunting.