My Development Environment 2022

Check out what change I brought in to my personal software development environment in 2022.

My Development Environment 2022

First up, here's the 2021 post if you wanna catch it:

My Development Environment 2021
Starting up a new development environment from fresh can be fun. Sure it’s ahassle when you’ve gotta get to doing, but when there’s been some new hotnessout, it becomes an exciting time to see what’s out there. I want something cool - so here’s the result of an

I ended it saying:

And I should go do that pull request for the .hbs files...

Turns out I did! Read about it here: Contributing to Open Source: Terminal-Icons

VS Code

Nothing too much extra for 2022 compared to '21. Just a few more extensions.

GitHub Markdown Preview

GitHub Markdown Preview - Visual Studio Marketplace
Extension for Visual Studio Code - Changes VS Code’s built-in markdown preview to match GitHub

Most of my markdown files will be seen in GitHub, so why not sync my VS Code so I can exactly see how they'll be rendered?

Example of the dark mode GitHub Preview.

Markdown Checkboxes

Markdown Checkboxes - Visual Studio Marketplace
Extension for Visual Studio Code - Adds checkbox support to the built-in markdown preview

GitHub supports [ ] for checkboxes but VS Code doesn't. Just a handly little extension that suits the GitHub vibe.

Markdown Table

Markdown Table - Visual Studio Marketplace
Extension for Visual Studio Code - Add features to edit markdown table.

Third markdown extension in a row. Markdown table is super helpful for auto formatting and auto completing tables. I write a lot of tables, so it's a lot of help!

Visual Studio 2022

Nothing too special here - graduated from the preview version to the full release.


Sometimes it's useful to show timestamps for console messages, and it turns out, it's pretty easy to do from the dev tool settings:

Looking ahead to 2023

Things I might start using next year:


Carbon is the easiest way to create and share beautiful images of your source code.

I've seen really nice looking code images being shared on Twitter, and it turns out they're from Carbon.

While I have code formatting on this website for easy copying and pasting, I think it would be nice sometimes to share pretty looking code snippets.

Vertical tabs in Visual Studio

More flexible and inclusive ways to manage your documents
Document management capabilities can help you make Visual Studio yours.

I saw this and thought it would be super neat to try. However by default in VS2022 now there are multiple rows of tabs available. So I'm not sure how useful vertical tabs will be. 🤔

Improved doc management personalization
Visual Studio’s new doc management capabilities can help you become more productive and organized.

Windows Terminal

Some great improvements have been made in 2022 that I've missed. I'd like to revisit it in 2023 and pick up on the new hotness 🔥.

I'd also like a better theme 🎨. And putting my theme and settings into a Gist or repo, so I can use the same settings elsewhere - like work.


Only minor improvements to my development environment for 2022. Looking forward to seeing what other improvements I can bring on in 2023!