Hi, I am a MERN developer now but I was a LAMP developer before. But now most of the time I work with React & Express. This post is about my code editor. I tried a lot of code editors & IDE’s. But finally, I am sticking with vscode for more than 1year. Today I’ll describe the extensions I use with vscode.
Second I love prettier extension which helps me to auto-format my codes and this saves a lot of time. If multiple people work on the same code then I’ll suggest using a config file for prettier. I mostly work alone on my projects so I don’t use it.
I work with react so I need a react extension for making coding easier. I use ES7 React/Redux/GraphQL/React-Native snippets which gives me a lot of benefits and I use .jsx file format so my vscode gives the jsx super easily!
About the CSS part of React JS I normally use sass or styled component. To do it in a better way I use the vscode-styled-components. This just works as exactly I wanted. So this is a daily extension for me.
Sometimes I make some basics websites too. Because Some of my clients need normal landing pages and I don’t use any extra thing over here. Just HTML CSS & vanilla JS. When I work with the HTML I use the live server extension because it really helps with the changing in real-time and really easy to work with!
About the CSS most of the time I use SCSS so I downloaded live sass compiler which works fine and easy to work with!
Now let’s talk about the theme and icon pack. I use SynthWave ’84 for theme and Helium Icon as icons. I tried a lot of different themes but honestly, I didn’t like anything that much. I like SynthWave ’84 because it’s a really cool vibe. Let me know if you use it too!
This is the most used vscode extensions from my end.
Another one I want to mention is a debugger for chrome. But I use it less.
- ES7 React/Redux/GraphQL/React-Native snippets
- live server
- live sass compiler
- SynthWave ’84
- Helium Icon
- Debugger for chrome
Vscode is amazing and I love to use it.
Let me know which ones you use?
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