IDE extensions

Extensions are add-ons that allow us to customize and enhance our experience in IDE by adding new features or integrating existing tools. An extension can range in all levels of complexity, but its main purpose is to increase our productivity.


IDE, extentions, plugins, VS Code

Extensions are tools that we can install in our IDE to help make our workflow better. These tools could include auto-complete plugins for multiple languages, some specific theme, or plugins that just help us write better code.

IDE installed

concret: specific best practice (e.g. use microservice)

Application domain:
Software engineering

Main phase:
Development: Implementation/Code/Build, Development: Testing

Related literature:
Top VS Code extensions for developers in 2022,, 2022

In which projects do/did you use this practice?
I use it in every project, for example,

Frontend Developer

3–5 years of experiences
Masaryk University

1. How do ​you rate the potential benefit for your projects? 5
2. How often are you using that practice? 5
3. What is the effort to introduce the practice in your project upfront? 5
4. What is the effort to apply the best practice in your project daily basis? 5

Questions 1, 3 and 4 (1 = Low, 5 = High)
Question 2 (1 = Never, 5 = Always)

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