by Daniel Deutsch

Favorite Visual Studio Code Extensions of 2017

Photo by Kevin on Unsplash — https://unsplash.com/photos/w7ZyuGYNpRQ

Here is a list of some extensions I come to enjoy with Visual Studio Code (VSCode). Since I work a lot in the front-end, most of these extensions will be useful for web developers. I have been working previously with Atom, Visual Studio and Webstorm but VSCode suits me best and is just incredible. The developer did a great job ( and still do! ). Try it for yourself and enjoy!

“To enjoy life, you don’t need fancy nonsense, but you do need to control your time and realize that most things just aren’t as serious as you make them out to be.” ― Timothy Ferriss

HTML Extensions

Auto Close Tag

Automatically add an HTML/XML close tag, same as Visual Studio IDE or Sublime Text does.

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Auto Rename Tag

Automatically rename a paired HTML/XML tag, same as Visual Studio IDE does.

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HTML Snippets

This extension adds rich language support for the HTML Markup to VS Code, including: Full HTML5 Tags, Colorization and Snippets.

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Markdown Extensions

Auto-Open Markdown Preview

This VS Code extension automatically shows Markdown preview whenever you open new Markdown file. If you feel annoying to type “Ctrl+K V” or “⌘+K V” (preview side-by-side) many times, this extension helps you.
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Markdown TOC

Generate TOC (table of contents) of headlines from a parsed markdown file.
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Markdown Theme Kit

A set of themes based on SublimeText-Markdown/MarkdownEditing.
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Code Spell Checker

A basic spell checker that works well with camelCase code.
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JavaScript Extensions

Babel ES6/ES7

Adds JavaScirpt Babel es6/es7 syntax coloring.
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Debugger for Chrome

Debug your JavaScript code in the Chrome browser, or any other target that supports the Chrome Debugger protocol.

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ESLint

Integrates ESLint into VS Code.
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JavaScript (ES6) code snippets

This extension contains code snippets for JavaScript in ES6 syntax for Vs Code editor (supports both JavaScript and TypeScript).
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Code Spell Checker

A basic spell checker that works well with camelCase code.
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Node.js Modules Intellisense

Visual Studio Code plugin that autocompletes JavaScript / TypeScript modules in import statements.

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React-Native/React/Redux snippets for ES6/ES7

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TSLint

Integrates the tslint linter for the TypeScript language into VS Code.
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vscode-styled-components

Syntax highlighting for styled-components.
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GraphQL for VSCode

GraphQL syntax highlighting, linting, auto-complete, and more!
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yarn

yarn commands for VSCode.
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General Extensions

Color Highlight

vscode-ext-color-highlight. This extension styles css/web colors found in your document.
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Custom CSS and JS Loader

Custom CSS to your VS Code. Based on Roberto Huertasm’s vscode-icons.

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EditorConfig for VS Code

EditorConfig helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs. The EditorConfig project consists of a file format for defining coding styles and a collection of text editor plugins that enable editors to read the file format and adhere to defined styles.
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File Templates

Visual Studio code extenstion that allows to quickly create new files based on defined templates.
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Git History (git log)

View git log along with the graph and details. View the history of a file (Git log) or the history of a line in a file (Git Blame). View a previous copy of the file. Compare a previous version with the version in the workspace or another. View commit log details for a selected commit. Compare commits.

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Guides

A Visual Studio Code extension for more guide lines.

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Material Icon Theme

The Material Icon Theme provides lots of icons based on Material Design for Visual Studio Code.
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Rainbow Brackets

Provide rainbow colors for the round brackets, the square brackets and the squiggly brackets.
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Prettier

VS Code package to format your JavaScript / TypeScript / CSS using Prettier.
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Project Manager

Manage your projects right inside Visual Studio Code. Easily access and switch between them.
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Theme — Seti-Monokai

Seti Monokai color scheme.
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WakaTime

Metrics, insights, and time tracking automatically generated from your programming activity.
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Settings Sync

Synchronize Settings, Snippets, Themes, File Icons, Launch, Keybindings, Workspaces and Extensions Across Multiple Machines Using GitHub Gist.
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Daniel is a LL.M. student in business law, working as a software engineer and organizer of tech related events in Vienna. His current personal learning efforts focus on machine learning.

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