Maximizing Visual Studio Code with DDEV for Drupal developers

Session Category Development & Performance Room 158 Audience All Attendees Time Slot Sat 3:00pm to 3:45pm (2/24/24)

A modern Drupal development environment enables the developer to work at peak efficiency to create sustainable code that meets modern coding standards and is bug-free (hopefully!) By leveraging a modern IDE like Visual Studio Code, along with a recommended set of extensions and configuring, one can put themselves in a position to succeed.

This session will demonstrate how to set up Visual Studio Code to work with DDEV and a number of code quality tools to maximize a developer's efficiency. This includes integrating phpcs, phpcbf, PhpStan, and PHPUnit with Visual Studio Code's interface as well as making it easy to run PHPUnit tests directly from the Visual Studio Code interface. Furthermore, guidance will be provided on how to configure Xdebug with Visual Studio Code.

Attendees of this session will leave with the knowledge necessary to configure their copy of Visual Studio Code as will be demonstrated in the session.

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About the Speaker

Michael Anello

Developer, trainer at DrupalEasy

Cocoa, Florida

Michael Anello (@ultimike) is a Drupal developer and trainer with DrupalEasy. He is the lead instructor for Drupal Career Online, a beginner-focused 12-week, 3x/week online Drupal training program and the 15-week, 2x/week Professional Module Development course. Mike is very active in the Drupal community as an organizer, code and documentation contributor, and often speaking at Drupal events around the world.