VS Code 101: Setup a beautiful code editor

——   Created by Kalob Taulien
34m of on-demand video

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  • Kalob Taulien
    Kalob Taulien

    Web Development Teacher

  • Biography

    Hi everybody! I'm Kalob Taulien.

    Here's the TL;DR (short) version about me:

    • I have been coding since 1999 and teaching people how to code since 2011
    • I have over 500,000 web development students world-wide
    • I'm on the Wagtail CMS core development team (Wagtail is Python's #1 most popular website making system)
    • I try my best to answer EVERY question my students have 
    • I love teaching — it's definitely one of my natural talents 
    • Also I love goats! (Great conversation starter with me if we ever get to meet in person)

    Below you can find all my Arbington courses. The categories go from easiest to hardest, except for the Misc. Coding Courses at the very end. 

    If you're brand new to coding, start with BEGINNERS WEB DEV. and then move on to HTML. 

    If you're an experienced web developer, you can skip through any of the sections below. 

    If you want to learn how to make websites look really nice, and act nice, you want to look into HTML, CSS and JavaScript. 

    If you want to create websites where users can login, have an account, and save information, you want to look into PHP, Python, Django, or Wagtail. 

    Last but not least, EVERYONE should know Git and how to use GitHub. It's absolutely vital that 100% of all developers understand Git and GitHub. It's the secret language that every employer is looking for. I have an entire section on it, too. 

    Don't forget to follow me on Arbington web development resources!

    Happy coding!

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    Course content

    How to install a new theme
    free preview
    How to add theme icons
    free preview
    Popular extensions to use
    free preview
    How I personally use VS Code
    Moving around VS Code
    Shortcuts and hotkeys
    How to manage your files while coding
    Different "views" in VS Code
    Typing in two places at once
    Multiple cursors
    Your project

    What you'll learn

    Welcome to VS Code 101: A beautiful code editor. 

    Code editors, also known as "text editors", are special programs programmers and web developers use to write code. It's special because it doesn't add any extra data under the hood. Ever notice how an empty .docx file is 1mb even though there's no data in it? Code editors prevent that from happening. 

    In this mini class I'm going to show you exactly how I use VS Code.

    I made this course because my most popular question is: What theme are you using? And what extensions do you use? 

    To get the most out of this course you should already be coding and have written at least a few lines of code. 

    I'll show you how I use VS Code, popular tools and features, and how to customize your VS Code program. You'll even learn shortcuts and hotkeys to be a more efficient programmer. 

    This course is suitable for Windows, MacOS and Linux.

    At the end of the course is a project where you will customize your VS Code and change your own VS Code. Have some fun with it and make it the way you want!