VS Code for Laravel Development

VS Code is one of the best editors available to developers now, no doubt about it, I always wanted to have such an editor which would support 4/5 languages. Changing your editor or IDE for each language is cumbersome, many of us work on the front-end and backend simultaneously, VSCode solves this problem you can write most of the programming languages available to you.

Using a single editor or IDE helps you long-term, you get to know the keyboard shortcuts, you save all your snippets in one place, you remember the menu, icons, and other visual stuff, and you find everything easily. Finally, it makes you smarter and gives you a boost in your productivity. Productivity is all you need in software development. Always cut the tools and things you don’t need, you want to complete your tasks efficiently, never use multiple tools for the same task, and never learn sublime and vs code together, learn either of them.

Laravel is one of the best frameworks for web development, I”‘m pretty sure no other web framework will get this close very soon. Working on a Laravel project in VS Code is pretty fun, it supports most of the things you need and if you install a few more extensions you will do damn good.

If you need more support for your Laravel projects try https://github.com/barryvdh/laravel-ide-helper
Just run

composer require --dev barryvdh/laravel-ide-helper
php artisan ide-helper:generate

You now have the most accurate autocompletion in your VS Code.

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