Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a lightweight code editor with support for many programming languages through extensions

Installation

To install the latest version, use Homebrew:

brew cask install visual-studio-code

macOS integration

Launch VS Code from the command line.

After that, you can launch VS Code from your terminal:

  • code . will open VS Code in the current directory
  • code myfile.txt will open myfile.txt in VS Code

Useful Extensions

Python

  • Python - Python code highlighting

    To enable auto-formatting on "Save", i.e. ⌘ + S, configure the following:

    1. Change the default formatter to Black instead of Autopep8. Critical to avoid large diffs. Go to Preferences -> User Settings and update the setting python.formatter.provider to Black

    2. Enable Format on Save Setting: Editor: Format On Save setting on Code -> Preferences -> Settings

JavaScript

  • ESLint - Useful to check JavaScript errors and helps in auto-formatting the code
  • Prettier - JavaScript code formatter

SQL

Markdown

GitLens

  • GitLens - Supercharge the Git capabilities built into VSCode

Docker

  • Docker - Create, manage, and debug images from within VSCode

JSON

  • Paste JSON as Code - Infers types from sample JSON data, then outputs strongly typed models and serializers for working with that data in your desired programming language

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