I started using Textmate in 2004 because it was Rails friendly. Lately I've been using Visual Studio Code because it's Typescript and Angular friendly. Below are a few of my favorite 3rd party add-ons.


You can find themes within the VS Code Marketplace


  • VS Code Icons is great because icons just make things look prettier.
  • Auto Close Tag automatically adds HTML/XML close tag. It's great for HTML development.
  • Wallaby is an intelligent and super fast test runner for JavaScript/TypeScript/CoffeeScript.


HTML Tag Wrap is especially great if you need to wrap text with <p> or <h2> tags.

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