In this article, I will show some of the best (must-have) vs-code extensions to have as a developer, these extensions can help simplify your coding career. The extensions listed here are for front-end developers though if you are a back-end or full-stack developer this extension can also serve you well. Each extension listed here is sorted randomly and not from good to least good.
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What are Extensions
Extensions are code packages that run inside Visual Studio Code and provide new or improved features. Extensions may be controls, samples, templates, tools, or other components that add functionality to Visual Studio Code, for example, Live Share or Visual Studio IntelliCode.
In this part of this section, I will list only 10 extensions, maybe if I write another article (part 2) in the future then I will try and list more.
1. Auto Rename Tag 🔗
The first one on the list is the auto rename tag, this extension will make coding in HTML/XML more simplify just as the name says, it helps you rename the closing of any HTML/XML tags. here is the preview below.
2. ESLint 🔗
3. GitHub Markdown Preview 🔗
These extension changes the VS Code's built-in markdown preview to match GitHub markdown rendering in style and content.
4. Dracula Official 🔗
Dracula official is a dark theme extension for Visual Studio Code.
6. Live Server 🔗
It enables you to right-click an HTML document and runs a server for you and opens a browser window with the file in it. Any changes you make to the file cause the browser to reload and you can immediately see them - hence "live server".
7. Material Icon Theme 🔗
Material Design Icons for Visual Studio Code
8. Prettier - Code formatter 🔗
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.
9. Thunder Client 🔗
Thunder Client is a lightweight Rest API Client Extension for Visual Studio Code, hand-crafted by Ranga Vadhineni with a simple and clean design.
10. XML Format 🔗
Format XML documents, without changing the content within elements. This extension uses a modified version of vkBeautify for XML formatting.
We have come to the end of this part of the article, I do believe that at least one of these extensions will benefit you in one way or the other. If you find this article worth sharing then do share it with your friends and colleague. Thanks for reading and have a nice day.
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