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Everyday I get a few emails asking about the specifics of some piece of software or hardware I use.
I change up things fairly often, so this page will serve as a living document and a place to point curious developers to when I get asked.
If there is something missing shoot me a tweet @wesbos and I'll add it.
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Visual Studio Code is my current editor which I switched to in September 2017 after years of Sublime Text. I have a list of extensions I use here
I created a theme called Cobalt2 for VS Code, Sublime Text and iTerm2 v3 which I use.
I'm currently using Operator Mono for a font. Yes I paid the $200 for it. Yes I actually like it. Before that I used Inconsolata for many years.
Firefox Developer has been my main browser since January 2020. We did a show on it here
The cursive font you see is just the italic weight of Operator Mono. Your theme must have italics in it for it to work - my Cobalt2 uses italics heavily.
I currently use Warp for my terminal, but some of my videos show me using Hyper or iTerm2.
You can see most of my config files over at my Dot Files repo but please don't just take these settings carte blanche - they work for me but might not be the best.
Both my eslint and prettier are wrapped into eslint-config-wesbos
My Backup strategy is as follows:
My main monitor is a 32" 4k LG 32ud59. I usually run this at 1440 or 1692. Best developer monitor bang for your buck hands down.
To my right I run a vertical 27" 4k Dell 4k P2715Q and an open loaded macbook pro nested on a Rain mStand
I sit on a polished aluminum Herman Miller aeron
I swapped out the wheels for ROLLER BLADE WHEELS. Best upgrade ever, highly recommend these. If you have an ikea chair, get the 10mm ones, otherwise 11mm.
My desk is an 8 foot oak butcher block countertop on legs. Mine is solid oak, but it looks like they aren't currently selling a solid version. Most flooring and home improvement stores will sell butcher block.
Here is a photo of my setup
Everything — Monitors, Ethernet, Hard Drives, Webcam, and Power — is plugged in via a single USB cable and piped into my Caldigit TS3 Plus - This is a pretty sweet setup!
All this gear is pretty demanding, so I use an Amazon Basics 10 Port USB Hub to make it all work at once while only having to plug in a single cable into the above dock.
I currently use a 2021 16" Macbook Pro M1 Max with 64 GB ram, 2TB drive
Before that it was a 2019 16" MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 with 32gb memory
The keyboard is an Apple keyboard with a number pad. It's space grey so lots of people think it's some wicked hacker keyboard. I've tried a few mechanical keyboards but they are all too loud for my recording :)
Mouse is a Logitech MX2 Master
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