[Best] Visual Studio Code extensions for Developers to Boost the Productivity


Visual Studio Code is one of the most widely used and recommended editors because of its excellent features, powerful extensions, and all-in-one editor which allows writing the code in any programming language. It is a free and open-source editor and Most Visual studio code users are Web developers.

It provides one of the best features to boost your productivity very easily by using such powerful extensions. So let’s take a look at the Best VScode Extensions for Full Stack developers.

1. Visual Studio IntelliCode
AI-assisted Development

Visual Studio IntelliCode provides AI-assisted development features. It saves your time by putting what you’re most likely to use at the top of your completion list by understanding or recommendations based on your code with the help of Machine Learning.

If you are not using this yet…then you should install this from today.

2. JavaScript (ES6) code snippets
code snippet
Modern Javascript features

This is a helpful snippet, it will enhance the experience of the code so that you should never retype the code again and again. This extension provides the modern JavaScript(ES6) code, it includes JS, Vue, React JS, TypeScript, HTML.

I recommended personally, you should use this extention and then see the difference.

3. ESLint
Find and fix problems in your JavaScript code

ESLint extension is used to write better JavaScript code by analyzing and fixing the errors in them. It can be configured to Fix Automatically your code with linting errors/warnings. You can fix this easily where the error pointed.

For more detailed information check here ESLint docs.

4. Code Runner
Allows Multiple Languages

This extension allows running the piece of code in many different programming languages. Just write the code in any language and run it in the terminal to see the results. At last, it is a full package of programming languages.

5. Bracket Pair Colorizer 2
Color Matching Brackets

As the name defined Bracket Pair Colorizer, it writes with the same color of opening and closing bracket to make the code much more readable and easier. You can also configure the color of brackets.

Personally recommended to you, if you haven’t yet.

6. Auto Close Tag
Automatically add HTML/XML close tag

This extension will automatically add the closing tag once you start writing the HTML/XML code.

7. Auto Rename Tag
Auto Rename tag

Wish to change the element in HTML? Then use this, it will auto rename the tag by changing either the opening or closing tag and others will be renamed automatically. Easy, but Powerful.

8. VScode Icons
Lovely Icons

Here is another extension that makes the better code experience, by using this we get the cute icons which is used by most of the people.

9. GitLens – Git Supercharged
GitLens supercharges the Git capabilities

The GitLens is the most highly powerful extension that has the capability of providing Git Blame information, commits searching, line and file history, and many more things.

Check out the official page here.

10. Prettier
Saves the time to format code

Earlier I talked about ESLint which is used for linting fixes, now the remaining code can be formatted by using Prettier – Code formatter. So DO NOT spend the time to format the code manually just use this cool stuff and saves your time. It’s super easy to set up and can be configured to format your code automatically on save.

Don’t need to worry about the format again!

11. Path Intellisense
Recommended list of paths

Remember the directory and filenames are a bit tricky if you are working on big projects. So here this extension will helps to IntelliSense the path. As you start typing a path, you will get an IntelliSense list of directories or files.

Of course, again it will also save time.

12. Live Server
Automatically Reload Browser and makes development faster

Whenever you change the code, go to the browser and refresh to see the changes. That is the truth of every developer and the cycle is repeating over and over again. But if your browser would automatically refresh? Seems dreams come true. That’s what the Live server does.

Live Server launches a localhost server with a live reload feature both for static and dynamic pages. It will make the development faster and job easier.

13. Color Picker
color picker
Color code generator with simple interface

Need to convert the “RGB to hex” or “RGB to HSL” and many more, Yes you can do this by using Color Picker to get the CSS color notations easily in any type of format.

For Frontend Developer, it is very useful to write the styling!!

14. Code Spell Checker
code spell checker
Catch Spelling Errors

There is an another resource called Code Spell Checker which helps to catch the common spelling errors. Works well with camelCase code.

15. Settings Sync
settings sync
Helps to Sync the saved settings in to new device

This extension is used for saving your settings in the editor to sync them to a new device, instead of configuring them each time. This can be useful in setting up a customized dev environment for the editors. Using the Settings Sync extension, you can save your settings in a GitHub and then restore them to a new device for the editors.

So these are the 15 best VScode extensions that surely improve the productivity of every developer. I hope you like the article, and if you found this useful then share this among your friends or on social media. ✌

If you have any query please feel free to post them in the comments section or anything that you wanted to ask through mail contact.


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