The most common question I've been asked when folks first start coding is "... So... What should I do?". I built this extension to answer that question!
What it does
Gives the user a random idea, and base code, at easy and medium difficulty. Hard challenges are given without base code. A user will be given their random challenge/idea, along with a link for more info, base code, or to re-generate (get another idea).
How I built it
I took a few code challenge prompts from: https://www.linuxtrainingacademy.com/projects/ and set up a new VS Code extension with a QuickPick and a few basic InformationMessages.
Challenges I ran into
Debugging took a little while to get used to, as well as finding the exact functionality I was looking for. With so much offered, there's a bit of a needle-in-a-haystack feeling when trying to find the right tools.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
This is my first Code extension and I was able to complete a working prototype in a reasonable time! This may be the first hackathon where I get a good night's sleep! :)
What I learned
Lots about Code extensions and the functionality available. It would be a lot of fun to build this extension out further, and I think I may do so when I have the time!
What's next for Idea Generator