Visual Studio Code Tips and Tricks

Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code

As I’ve really started to use Visual Studio Code as my daily editor of choice, I can never remember all of the little tips and hints you hear on podcasts. Thankfully ┬áthe VS Code team has a great little doc up that you can use to refresh your memory. I really like the tip of using the automated script to allow command line access on the Mac. I couldn’t remember how to do that.

Visual Studio Code Tips and Tricks

John Papa – Readable Code

John Papa gave a great talk at NgConf this year about readable code. It is a great listen for new and old developers alike. The ideas in here are highly important, especially for projects with multiple developers and projects that aren’t your own. I’ve tried to take these ideas to heart and make sure all of my junior devs do too. Take 15 minutes out of your day to give this a watch.

Render Blocking CSS

When building a performant web site, we all always look to the complexity of our DOM, file sizes, and bundle size/splitting to drive the performance of our web site. One thing we always seem to forget is that CSS is a render blocking asset. The complexity and breadth of the CSS we built will block rendering and give the user a poor experience, especially on an underpowered device.

Google dev resources has a good writeup here.