There are many ways to achieve simplicity in software development, but none more powerful than keeping things as simple as possible. Let’s take a look at how Visual Studio Code can help us write cleaner code that is easier to maintain and understand.
The Case for Code Simplicity
We all know that writing clean code makes our lives much easier when the time comes to make changes or debug our code. It is no secret that most developers have a difficult time writing clean code and they often flounder when it comes to making changes or doing bug fixes.
However, there are some developers who have mastered the art of writing clean code, and they can make a piece of code look like a work of art with just a few keystrokes. That’s because they know exactly what they are doing, and they also practice their craft on a regular basis.
I’ve been using VS Code for over a year now, and I love it. But the user interface feels very cluttered with all the icons and menus to choose from. It gets overwhelming when you have so many options at your disposal.
My goal is to simplify my VS Code workspace so that I’m only looking at what’s necessary to code efficiently. Read on to find out how I did it.
I’m a big fan of Visual Studio Code and use it daily. One of my favorite things is the built-in terminal. If you’re not using this, you’re missing out! With a simple keyboard shortcut, you can open up a terminal and start typing code without having to leave your editor.
The second thing that I love about Visual Studio Code is how easy it is to add extensions to the editor. It doesn’t take much time or effort to add useful functionality to your editor that will make life easier for you. Don’t believe me? Check out this blog post that I wrote about how we use VS Code extensions at Atomic Object!
In this short tutorial, we’re going to be talking about some of the great features present in VS code which allow us to write simple code in a simplified way.
I love coding. It’s my passion, the job I chose and the thing I enjoy doing more than anything else.
But one thing that always bugged me was the clutter. The assortment of tools I have to use, the different windows I have to place on my screen in order to be able to do my job properly is quite overwhelming at times.
As a web developer, there are three things I need when working on a project:
An IDE with an integrated terminal, usually for running commands like git.
A browser for testing the product I build.
An editor for writing code and fiddling around with documents like markdown files or other formats you might come across when working on an open source project for example.
I am not a developer by trade. I am a writer and editor, so I don’t use Visual Studio Code to its fullest potential. But I do use it for writing and editing, and it’s my preferred editor for text files and Markdown documents.
I am also mildly obsessed with efficiency and optimization of my workflow. I have many tools that I use for writing, editing, note-taking, outlining, research, etc., but I try to keep the number of apps I use to a minimum, and I like to integrate them as much as possible. Here’s how I use code in ways others might not think of doing.
I have an application called Scrivener that is designed specifically for writers like me who tend to write novels or long-form fiction or nonfiction. It has many features that help me organize my work; one of the things it does is break up any document into smaller parts called “scenes” (or chapters or sections or whatever you want to call them).
Scrivener makes it easy for me to concentrate on one scene at a time without having the entire manuscript open at once. This helps with focus so that I can concentrate on what’s in front of me
Visual Studio Code is a free and open source cross-platform code editor developed by Microsoft that works on Windows, Linux, and macOS. It is one of the most popular code editors right now and some of its features include support for debugging, embedded Git control, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, and code refactoring. In this article we will give you a quick introduction to Visual Studio Code and talk about some of its great features.
Launch VS Code Quick Open (Ctrl+P), paste the following command, and press enter: ext install vscodevim.vim