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If you use Visual Studio Code, and you maintain Jekyll websites, you might find the following VS Code extensions to be helpful.
- Liquid provides syntax highlighting, formatting and snippet support for the liquid template language. Supports both Jekyll and Shopify variations.
jekyll-runVS Code plugin.
- Jekyll snippets for Visual Studio Code is a combination of both the the sublime-jekyll package by @23maverick23. and the atom-jekyll package by @jasonhodges.
jekyll-postmakes it easier to create new blog posts for Jekyll-based websites using the Visual Studio Code editor. Using this extension, a user can create new post file with pre-filled "front matter". The template for front matter can either be provided by the user or the extension will use its built-in template.
- Ruby Solargraph Solargraph is a language server that provides intellisense, code completion, and inline documentation for Ruby.
- Context-aware suggestions and documentation for the Ruby core
- Detection of some variable types and method return values (e.g., String.new. returns String instance methods)
- Identification of local, class, and instance variables within the current scope
- Find references and rename symbols (experimental as of solargraph gem v0.22.0)
- Support for gems
- Near-complete support for the Ruby core and stdlib
- Partial support for Ruby on Rails
- Visual Studio Code Remote Development Extension Pack allows you to open any folder in a container, on a remote machine, or in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and take advantage of VS Code's full feature set. Since this lets you set up a full-time development environment anywhere, you can:
- Develop on the same operating system you deploy to or use larger, faster, or more specialized hardware than your local machine.
- Quickly swap between different, separate development environments and make updates without worrying about impacting your local machine.
- Help new team members / contributors get productive quickly with easily spun up, consistent development containers.
- Take advantage of a Linux based tool-chain right from the comfort of Windows from a full-featured development tool.
bust-a-gemadds "Go to Definition" for Ruby projects in VS Code. It will create a TAGS file using the ripper-tags gem, and then use the tags for Go to Definition. Fast and easy. Bust A Gem provides two additional handy features:
- An "Open Gem..." command for quickly opening a gem from your Gemfile. This opens a new window in VS Code.
- Limited support for "Go to Symbol in File..." for Ruby projects. Note: Bust A Gem relies on bundler and only works with Ruby projects that have a Gemfile.