Watermelon GitHub Plugin for Visual Studio Code
Watermelon is an open-source integration between GitHub and Visual Studio Code to help developers go beyond Git Blame. Watermelon makes you an expert on any file instantly by running
Watermelon has 3 main features that you can use:
The main UI to use Watermelon is the context box you see when you hover over lines of code with our extension installed. This UI is complemented with the sidebar we have.
In the image below you can see how hovering over a line of code provides us the following data:
If you want to do a deeper research about the code context history, simply click one of the links in the context box.
View Commit History
Highlight a piece of code, and then click the
You may also highlight and right click on the code, you will find the 'View Commit History with Watermelon' command at the end.
As a final way to use, only with your keyboard, you may pull the Command Palette (CTRL+SHIFT+P on Windows and Linux and CMD+SHIFT+P on Mac) and type "Get commit history with Watermelon".
View Pull Requests
Highlight a piece of code, and then click the View Pull Requests button to run Git Blame on the background. We will get the PR bodies and comments that are relevant to the highlighted piece of code for you.
Depending on the size of your GitHub history, this might take a few seconds.
Alternatively, you can run with our
You may also highlight and right click on the code, you will find the 'Get Pull Requests with Watermelon' command at the end.
Get an overview of which issues and PR reviews are assigned to you. Both on the current repository and across all GitHub.
To use it, open the Watermelon sidebar.
Download from the VS Code Marketplace.
Alternatively, you can search for "Watermelon" in VS Code's built-in extension marketplace and install from there.
Watermelon comes with a few commands that you can run from VS Code's Command Palette. The result is exactly the same as running a Watermelon query with the green button. Results sit in your sidebar.
As an alternative, you can use the following shortcuts:
We're an early stage project, therefore we still have the luxury to coordinate via short chats with our contributors. If you're interested in contributing, please join our Slack community. Alternatively, comment on our issues if you plan to solve one.
We track user actions in an anonymous manner to improve our application. We store your GitHub username, repo name and organization.
We don't store your code
Watermelon is built by a globally distributed team of developers devoted to making software development easier. Join our Slack community, follow us on Twitter and go to the Watermelon blog to get the best programming tips.