Pluralsight VS Code Extension
The Pluralsight Visual Studio Code extension is a powerful tool to help you get targeted training recommendations like Video Courses, Projects, Interactive Courses, Guides, and Paths in your moment of need. Today there are a handful of views in the extension that quickly connect you to the content that's most relevant to you and your project.
Dependencies related view
Workspace related view
The Workspace view provides learning recommendations related to the major technologies used in the workspace. (Dockerfile, Heroku Procfile, Yarn, etc).
Custom search view
Allows you to perform a custom search on the Pluralsight library.
Provides a listing of your company's specific Q&A on the Pluralsight platform. This feature requires authentication and is only supported on our Enterprise subscription. For more information see [Pluralsight Q&A] (https://help.pluralsight.com/help/qa).
Provides a listing of all your channels (private, assigned, and company-wide). This feature requires authentication. For more information see Pluralsight Channels.
Pluralsight clips recommendation view
Often you don't need a full course, you just need a quick example or a short video clip to help get you unstuck. That's where the clips recommendation view can help. Based on the current file, individual clips are recommended. For even more targeted results, highlight a section of code. This view is shown in the default VS Code explorer, not the Pluralsight Activity Bar.
How do I limit data shared with Pluralsight?
In order to show personalized content recommendations, each view in the extension sends different search terms (dependencies, workspace, clips, etc) to Pluralsight. You can disable or enable any of the Pluralsight extension features (and any searches the view makes) by toggling which views are active in the VSCode side bar.
For example, if you don't want clip-level recommendations, you can disable them by opening the Explorer side-bar, right-clicking on any of the view headers, and deselecting the view.
What happens with my source code?
Your source code stays on your machine and is not sent to Pluralsight. Dependency and workspace views provide recommendations based off of project metadata.
Clips Recommendations view only: Client-side, the extension looks for meaningful search terms in the active file, randomizes the order, removes any high entropy terms (potential passwords), eliminates any code comments, and then submits a request to the Pluralsight recommendations engine to find relevant clips. If you want to disable the clips recommendation feature, you can navigate to the VS Code explorer view, right click on the header, and unselect the "Pluralsight Clips based on active file" view.
Do I have to log in?
No, you do not have to log in for most features in the extension. If you would like to see your company's Q&A topics or your Channels, you will need to log in.
How do I log in?
Clicking on the
Where are my new channels?
If you've recently created, joined, or updated a channel on pluralsight.com, you'll need to click the refresh icon in the Channels view for it to show up. Likewise you can do the same for any new Q&A topics.
This extension is currently in a Preview release. For suggestions and feedback please reach out to email@example.com. For more information see https://dev-portal.pluralsight.com/docs/integrations/vscode