A good theme and font can increase your development happiness a lot. Ever since using Atom, I liked its One Dark theme. The background and text colors are just elegant and pleasant to the eyes.
There is also Dracula which is popular, but the contrast seem too high for my eyes.
I like FiraCode font the most, it is just beautiful and supports ligatures.
Theme and font are completely personal taste, but if you like me, please give One Dark and Fira a try, here is how to do that in Xcode, Android Studio and Visual Studio Code, which are editors that I use daily.
Firstly, you need to install the latest compiled font of FiraCode
I used to have my own replication of One Dark, called DarkSide, this was how I learned how to make Xcode theme. For now, I find xcode-one-dark good enough. Xcode theme is just xml file with .xccolortheme extension and is placed into ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes
After installing the theme, you should be able to select it from Preferences -> Fonts & Colors
And it looks like below.
Android Studio defaults to have only Default and Dracula theme. Let’s choose Darcula for now. I hope there will be One Dark support.
Also, Android Studio can preferably selects Fira Code, which we should have already installed. Remember to select Enable font ligatures to stay cool
It looks like this
Visual Studio Code
Then go to Preferences -> Settings to specify Fira Code . Remember to check for Font Ligatures
The result should look like this
Updated at 2020-12-05 05:33:52