15 VSCode extensions for better Terraform Development
May 05, 2020
VSCode has become one of the popular Text editor now days, and one of the primary tools for DevOps Engineers to develop their solutions and running tasks. Using Terraform with VSCode can be productive and useful when you check the following 15 VSCode extensions to supercharged your Terraform Development.
If you are new to DevOps and want to setup your MacOS with super powers for DevOps tasks, check my blog post MacBookPro Setup for DevOps, also you can find VSCode section.
You can use the same approach from AWS Cloud9 IDE, check how to connect VSCode to AWS Cloud 9, and install Terraform in my blog post How to access AWS Cloud9 IDE from VSCode?
Extensions installation methods
- click on install link, or
- Type cmd + shift + p to launch command palette and choose Extensions: Install Extension. Search for package and install.
Syntax highlighting, linting, formatting, and validation for HashiCorp’s Terraform
2. Terraform doc snippets
Terraform code snippets (>3400) straight from documentation for all provider resources and data sources. All providers in the terraform-providers org covered.
3. Project Manager
Easily switch between projects
Dash, Zeal and Velocity integration in Visual Studio Code. Dash [an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager for MacOS] documentation integration for Visual Studio Code
5. GitLens — Git supercharged
Supercharge the Git capabilities built into Visual Studio Code — Visualize code authorship at a glance via Git blame annotations and code lens, seamlessly navigate and explore Git repositories, gain valuable insights via powerful comparison commands, and so much more.
6. Git Graph
View a Git Graph of your repository, and perform Git actions from the graph.
Language support for .gitignore files. Lets you pull .gitignore files from the https://github.com/github/gitignore repository.
8. Todo Tree
Show TODO, FIXME, etc. comment tags in a tree view
Mark lines and jump to them
10. Better Comments
Improve your code commenting by annotating with alert, informational, TODOs, and more!
11. Bracket Pair Colorizer 2
A customizable extension for colorizing matching brackets
Makes indentation easier to read
13. Code Spell Checker
Spelling checker for source code
14. Markdown All in One
All you need to write Markdown (keyboard shortcuts, table of contents, auto preview and more)
Markdown linting and style checking for Visual Studio Code
If you feel there are more extensions that we can add to the list, please leave a comment below.