5 Useful VSCode Extensions You Don’t Know About

Featured on Hashnode

I’ve been using VSCode for 4 years from its beta and installed over 50+ extensions.

Here is the list of my 5 useful extensions you need to know about.

5. Todo Tree

Todo Tree is a simple extension that searches a workspace for comment tags like TODO and FIXME, and displays them in a tree view in the explorer pane.

Image for post

4. Placeholder Images

This extension generates and inserts placeholder images into HTML.

Useful on the prototype phase.

You can use Unsplash, placehold.it, and LoremFlickr with it.

Image for post

3. Better Comments

The Better Comments extension creates human-friendly comments in your code.

This extension categorizes your annotations into:

  • Alerts
  • Queries
  • TODOs
  • Highlights
Image for post

2. Faker

A simple extension to generate fake data.

Very useful on early-stage development.

You can generate:

  • address
  • commerce
  • company
  • database
  • date
  • and many more…
Image for post

1. Code Time

It’s an open-source plugin for automatic programming metrics and time tracking.

Image for post

You can:

  • Track your progress during the day
  • Check out the coding activity
  • Generate code time summary
  • Generate data visualizations
Image for post

In the end…

I hope you’ll find these extensions useful for yourself!

🔴 If you like this article share it with your friends and check me on Twitter.

🔴 🔴 Every week, I send out my “3-2-1” newsletter with 3 tech news, 2 articles, 1 advice, and 1 Secret BONUS for you. Join my 3-2-1 Newsletter

klvenky's photo

I have used code time & I can assure that it has burned me out by showing how many actual hours I was coding. It has some metrics it considers as coding time. For example, if I am looking at a problem thinking about it after opening my editor, then after 10 seconds(or some threshold) of inactivity, it assumes I am not coding until I hit a key. So, it might be a good metrics collector for beginners who're interested in trying to do lot of things. But if you're someone who's actively in a TL/Senior role, it will make you feel bad.

I am not against codetime/any other tools that show these metrics. Instead, I believe in the fact that developer productivity is better when we understand we & people who employ us trust us and know that we're doing a great job. Just a little human side from all the Tech bloat that happens around.

Sabarish Rajamohan's photo

Code Time looks cool. Definitely going to try it. Thanks for sharing :)

Chi Tran's photo

The last one is really cool. I'll try it. Thank you for sharing!

rootasjey's photo

Code Time is really a must have! I was looking for an extension like this one. Thank you.