In 2024, web development extensions continue to evolve, offering unprecedented support and efficiency. “Live Server” facilitates real-time updates during coding, enhancing productivity.

“CSS Scan” simplifies CSS debugging by inspecting styles directly from web pages. “CodeStream” revolutionizes collaboration by enabling real-time discussions within the codebase.

“GitHub Copilot” utilizes AI to assist developers with code suggestions and completions. “Figma” streamlines design-to-code workflows, fostering seamless collaboration between designers and developers.

With these cutting-edge extensions and more, web developers in 2024 can accelerate development cycles, improve code quality, and embrace new levels of creativity and innovation in their projects.


Do you want to supercharge your web development in VS Code? Install these extensions today. To kick it off, let’s talk about clean code. These first three extensions will help you and your team write code that is consistent in style, formatting, and quality. First up is ESLint.

This extension integrates with the already existing ESLint configuration to analyse your code for quality and find any errors. Next up is Prettier. Prettier integrates with your Prettier configuration to provide opinionated code formatting for all types of code, whether it’s HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, Ruby, PHP, Vue, Angular, etcetera, etcetera.

You get the idea here. I published a video on using that extension and all of its features and capabilities, you can check it out in the cards up there if you want to learn more.

Our last code quality extension is Code Spell Checker. There’s nothing worse than submitting a PR only to have it rejected because you’ve misspelt a variable name or documentation.

And that’s where Code Spell Checker can help It behaves very similarly to Google Docs or Microsoft Word in that it underlines the misspellings and a right text context menu even shows you possibly the right spelling or other words you might have meant.

Okay. Now our next group of extensions deal with writing, testing, and debugging code.

Let’s start with writing. Everyone is talking about GitHub Copilot and what a game-changer it is. I can attest.

I’ve been writing code for twenty-five-plus years, and I’ve never written code faster. It’s just uncanny how correct it is most of the time.

And I know the first thing you’re gonna say is Michael, but you have to pay for that one.

Well, yeah, it’s ten dollars a month for an individual. But if you’re a student, a teacher, or the maintainer of an open-source repo that’s popular, it’s free.

Honestly, there’s a free trial, so you should at least install it, and give it a try. And if it doesn’t make a ten-dollar-a-month difference in your code quality, stop using it.

Of course, when you’re writing your code, sometimes you need to prototype and test something.

You’re not sure if that code is gonna do what you expected it to do. And that’s where Quokka.js comes in. This thing will blow your mind.

If you’re writing JavaScript and TypeScript, it is chef’s kiss. It’ll execute that code in your editor and show you the results without having to run or spin up anything for your app.

Last in this group is about testing APIs. If you’ve ever written an API or had to access one, You know you’re having to send test requests to make sure the payload you’re sending is correct. Or, hey, is the response I’m getting back what I’m expecting?

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That’s where Rest Client comes in. It allows you to send HTTP requests right from your editor in VS Code. Compared to other options like ThunderClient or Postman, you might think the rest clients a little basic.

I mean, you just open a new window, type in the method and the URL and hit send, and it sends the request.

But to me, that’s the implication why I chose it.

I don’t have to use some new interface. I don’t have to sign up for an account to use it. It’s much easier. I can just get to my work and get done. I did a longer video on Rest Client, and you should definitely go check it out to see all of its capabilities.

It’s got all the power without all the fuss. For our final group, Hey, We gotta put this code somewhere, and for me, it’s GitHub.

If your code is stored in GitHub, you need the GitHub Pull Request extension With it, you can view and manage your GitHub pull requests and issues all within VS Code.

It even has a nice feature where you can start working on a new you, and it’ll go ahead and check out a new branch for you. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking.

Boy, that sounds great and all, but how does it really work? Well, you know, I got you covered. Again, I’ve already run a video showing you how to use it. Click that link to watch more and and see the power.

Lastly, if you prefer a more visual way to see your get branches and working tree, you need to Git Graph extension.

This thing allows you to do all those git commands like fetch, pull, commit, merge, You get the idea, but the best part for me is the graph that it displays of your branches and commit history.

Being able to track down those changes faster makes solving problems that much easier. Using these extensions together is a little bit like Voltron.

They add up to more than in some of their parts. Do you have an extension that you think I’ve missed Even if it’s not about web development, let me know in the comments and I’ll check it out.

Until next time..

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