Pluralsight VS Code Extension
The Pluralsight Visual Studio Code plugin is a powerful extension to help you get targeted training recommendations in your moment of need.
Dependencies related view
The Dependencies window shows you recommended content based on your dependencies as well as metrics for Popularity, Quality, and Maintenance from npms.io. The quality score is based on several things including whether the package has tests, a README, outdated dependencies, etc. The maintenance score tells whether the package is being actively maintained or if it's a stale project. Popularity is a measure of the size of the community. See also scoring details. Other package structures will be supported soon.
Workspace related view
Provide content in the platform related to the predominant code language of the workspace (based on file extensions) along with other file extension association recommendations (ex: Dockerfile, Heroku Procfile, etc)
Custom search view
Allows the user to perform a custom search on the Pluralsight library.
Current tab clip recommendation view
Often you don't need a full course, you just need a quick example or a clip to help get you unstuck. That's where the clips recommendation window 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.
Provide access to company specific Q&A. This feature requires authentication and is only supported on our Enterprise package.
Provide access to private, assigned and company-wide channels. This feature requires authentication.
What happens with my source code?
Your source code stays on your machine and is not sent to Pluralsight. Client-side, the extension looks for meaningful search terms, randomizes the order, removes any high entropy terms, and then submits a request to the PS recommendations engine to find relevant clips. Those terms received by the reccomendation engine are not stored and has no human intervention.
Do I have to log in?
No, you do not have to log in for most features. If you would like to see your company's Q&A topics or your Channels, you will need to log in.
This extension is currently in Preview mode and is not available on Github. For suggestions and feedback please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org