My new found favorite tool

Adebayo Daramola
2 min readMay 15, 2019

Visual Studio Code

Once you fall in love with your development tools, especially your text editor, it is always very hard to switch to a new one. The integrations you have to do to set up a new environment, the shortcuts you are already used to, the plugins that make development easier and faster, etcetera.

I was reluctant at first when I saw Visual Studio Code (VS CODE) and all the praises about it online, but at pre-boot camp, I decided to give it a trial and it has been a game changer for me. Setting it up is relatively easy, it even comes with Emmet support, IntelliSense, Version Control built right into VS CODE, with no extension required.

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To make it even more mind blowing, there is an extension marketplace where you can install additional extensions, it is home to a very vast amount of extensions that make development easier. For example, the ES6 Mocha snippet which suggests code completion via IntelliSense, this has made writing tests easier for me.

I have had several other interesting tools that I have worked with but VS CODE currently stands out as the most interesting and enjoyable for me. I am hoping to explore even more tools over the course of this boot camp that will make me more efficient and faster.