One of the things that makes Visual Studio Code (VSCode) such a great editor is the many extensions that have been built for it. Extensions in VSCode are explained here. As a reference for myself when building new machines,and anyone else who might find this useful, below is a list of my most used extensions:
- Bracket pair colorizer – Colours your brackets and braces for easy identification. I avoid many missing bracket errors with this one!
- XML Tools – XML Formatting, XQuery, and XPath Tools.
- ESLint – Extension to integrate ESLint into the IDE.
- SonarLint – Sonar Rules in VSCode to check your code quality as you go.
- Prettier – Integrate Prettier into your IDE
- GitLens – Extend the Git capabilities of VSCode with this tool.
- PowerShell – Develop PowerShell scripts inside VSCode.
- Docker – Develop Dockers scripts inside VSCode. Adds syntax highlighting, commands, hover tips, and linting for Dockerfile and docker-compose files.
- REST Client – Allows you to send HTTP requests and view the response directly in VSCode.
Check out more on the VSCode marketplace.
What are you using?