VS Code – The Best Extensions For General Use, JavaScript and Shell

VS Code is not only the best free open source editor on the market, but also has the best Linux support I have found.

Microsoft’s current strategy is to love all things Linux, and they are throwing their full support behind this amazing editor. It even has it’s own dedicated RHEL, Fedora and CentOS repository.

The pace of development on VS Code is amazing, they bring out a new version every month without fail. Just when you think it can’t get any better, they add another feature that you soon won’t be able to live without. It is much more responsive than Atom, even though it uses the same Electron framework. It has build in GIT version control tools, debugging, intelligent code completion, a task runner, and whatever is not built in, someone has made an extension for it.

Code has some awesome extensions, these are the ones I use and recommend:

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Linux Web Development Tools


So you took my advice and decided to try Linux, congratulations! Now you need some software tools to start developing with. All the best web development tools are open source, so they are generally available on Linux.

This guide will refer directly to software for Fedora, but if it is on Fedora it will almost certainly be available for the other Linux distributions too.

In this guide we will discover:

  • The best Linux web browsers.
  • Node package manager with cool packages.
  • LAMP for CMS/PHP development, Git, WP-Cli and much much more!
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