Date posted: 2022-01-04
Category: Web Development
FiraCode is a font that supports ligatures, using this in my IDE makes reading code a lot easier... and it looks cleaner and cooler!
Download the Font here and install.
I use both VSCode and WebStorm as my daily IDE's. For both of these I have Fira Code set as the font for the text editor. The advantages of using ligatures are shown below.
How map array looks with ligatures enabled:
How map array looks with ligatures disabled:
How ligatures look with common JS:
// Equality: == === // Scope: => -> __ // Comparison: <= >= != !==
Best thing with this font is that it works with more than one language. It has support for PHP, Swift, Ruby, and Go.
Example from GitRepo:
You'll need to enable font-ligatures in the IDE settings: