Ben Newton

What I Use


  • VSCode
  • I tried VScode when it first started getting popular and it just didn't cut it. In 2017, I went back to it and I haven't looked back. It's my favorite for any project that's not too big.
  • Webstorm
  • Still my go to for any large projects. I mainly use this for SR_ work.


  • Code Settings Sync
  • Working across 2, sometimes 3 computers, this is a no brainer. Plus when moving to a new computer, it speeds things up.
  • Prettier
  • If you're still spacing everything out nice and neat on your own, you're wasting time. This is the best thing to come along in a while. And make sure you set your editor.formatOnSave to true!
  • Cobalt 2 Theme
  • My current theme from Wes Bos.
  • Git Lens
  • I mainly use Git Lens for the git blame feature, but it has a number of git enhancements for VSCode.
  • Rainbow Brackets
  • Easy traversing of bracketed data in the editor.
  • Color Highlight
  • Adds colored border around css/web colors in the editor.
  • Debugger for Chrome
  • Debug your JavaScript code running in Google Chrome from VSCode.
  • EditorConfig
  • This plugin attempts to override user/workspace settings with settings found in .editorconfig files.
  • Eslint
  • The extension uses the ESLint library installed in the opened workspace folder. If the folder doesn't provide one the extension looks for a global install version.


  • MacBook Pro
  • My personal computer is a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Touch Bar). I'm pretty happy with it. I use my work Laptop for any heavy lifting.
  • MacBook Pro
  • My personal computer is a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016). Fully loaded work horse.
Feel free to contact me on any of these platforms