How to setup development environment: Tips and Tricks

How to setup development environment: Tips and Tricks

Getting started in setting up your computer for your development workflow.

⚙️ Setting up Visual Studio Code.

We can look at the article on how to set up vscode on our machine.

Setup - Overview ->

After installation, it will take you to a guide on how to use the app.

The next thing you should do is install extensions.

Visual Studio Code supports HTML, CSS, and JavaScript out of the box. If you are developing in another programming language you should install the language support in the extensions menu.

Congrats! 🥳 now you can write and flex your code .👨🏽‍💻

For additional info, you can watch the introductory videos provided to us by vscode.

Introductory Videos ->

💻 Setting up Windows Subsystem for Linux.

The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets developers run a GNU/Linux environment -- including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications -- directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a traditional virtual machine or dual-boot setup.

That means developers can access the power of both Windows and Linux at the same time on a Windows machine.

Note: Update your windows machine before installing.

👉🏼 Installation process

wsl --install

WSL docs ->

This will install the latest version of WSL as well as the Ubuntu distribution that comes along with it.

Pretty easy right! 😎

🐧 Linux user and password set-up.

See the Best practices for setting up a WSL development environment guide to learn more.

⛳️ Bonus round.

Additional resources 📖.