ExplainDev for VS Code
ExplainDev is an assistant that gives you an expert to work with while learning new programming skills. We provide personalized, instant answers to technical questions that are delivered with context and without context switching
How to use
In a new tab, an explanation for the code you selected will be generated. Follow-up questions and their answers will also appear so that you can learn more about the selected code.
You need to sign up for an ExplainDev account to access all ExplainDev tools including this extension for VS Code. Your email and a key received via email is all that is required for authentication. Note: If you created an account to use the ExplainDev instant tutorial maker or Chrome browser extension, you can use that key for authentication (recover your key here).
This section will grow over time. We are focused on your learning and therefore want to ensure information is being communicated as closely aligned to your learning style and preferences as possible.
Preferred language for all explanations.
Amount of technical language included in explanations. Complexity (not verbosity) of explanations is changed with this customization.
Tips and best practices
Initial explanations are kept short and consice. For more details about what code is doing, select less code or use follow-up questions.
Functionality coming soon