top 10 must-have visual studio extensions for productive development

A customized text editor based on your needs helps you saving time and makes your coding process more efficient.
Visual Studio Code is one of the most popular IDE currently. here is a top 10 extension that can help you improve your programming productivity

1- Live Server

Live Server launches a local development server with a live reload feature both for static and dynamic pages.
Every time you save your code, you’ll instantly see the changes reflected in the browser. You’ll be much faster at spotting errors and it’s much easier to do some quick experiments with your code.

2- Debugger for Chrome

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A VS Code extension to debug your JavaScript code in the Google Chrome browser, or other targets that support the Chrome DevTools Protocol.

3 – Remote – SSH

The Remote – SSH extension lets you use any remote machine with a SSH server as your development environment. This can greatly simplify development and troubleshooting in a wide variety of situations. You can:
Develop on the same operating system you deploy to or use larger, faster, or more specialized hardware than your local machine.
Quickly swap between different, remote development environments and safely make updates without worrying about impacting your local machine.
Access an existing development environment from multiple machines or locations.
Debug an application running somewhere else such as a customer site or in the cloud.
No source code needs to be on your local machine to gain these benefits since the extension runs commands and other extensions directly on the remote machine. You can open any folder on the remote machine and work with it just as you would if the folder were on your own machine.

4- vscode-icons

VSCode-icons adds a splash of color and cute little icons to your IDE that I’ve come to love.

5- 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.

6- ESLint

ESLint statically analyzes your code to quickly find problems. ESLint is built into most text editors and you can run ESLint as part of your continuous integration pipeline.
Many problems ESLint finds can be automatically fixed. ESLint fixes are syntax-aware so you won’t experience errors introduced by traditional find-and-replace algorithms.
Preprocess code, use custom parsers, and write your own rules that work alongside ESLint’s built-in rules. You can customize ESLint to work exactly the way you need it for your project.

7- GitLens — Git supercharged

GitLens supercharges the Git capabilities built into Visual Studio Code. It helps you to visualize code authorship at a glance via Git blame annotations and code lens, seamlessly navigate and explore Git repositories, gain valuable insights via powerful comparison commands, and so much more.

8- Beautify

VS Code uses js-beautify internally, but it lacks the ability to modify the style you wish to use. This extension enables running js-beautify in VS Code, AND honouring any .jsbeautifyrc file in the open file’s path tree to load your code styling. Run with F1 Beautify (to beautify a selection) or F1 Beautify file.

9- JavaScript (ES6) code snippets

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

10- Auto-Close Tag

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

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