you need to relax a little, developers

and breathe
and breathe
Photo by Max van den Oetelaar on Unsplash

hello friends, you know what is the best thing about vs-code? you can configure it the way you want & develop something to expand upon it. well in that context, today we at opendevs are introducing a new product: relax a little. as the name suggests, this free extension tells you to relax in a way that you want.

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relax a little marketplace listing

ait… What do you mean in a way you want �?
well like a good but strict friend it can remind you to take a break from all the coding you’re doing & tell you to drink a little water or tell you to stop typing for a while, or straight up make the coding so uncolored that you have to take a break... but it asks you every detail about it first.

ow can I use it 📜?
just configure it using the various ways available to make it more stubborn than you are so, it’ll take care of the rest.

hat exactly can I configure ⚙?
whatever you want…
at what time you want to take a break:

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minutes till break setting

how long the break should be?

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break duration minutes setting

how much time it’ll wait for you to stop typing before putting forward it’s authority?

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wind down duration minutes setting

at what rate colors will change?

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color change frames setting

if you forget to drink sufficient water (like us), then at what duration it should tell you “time for a little water break 🥤”:

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minutes till water break setting

finally, our motivation behind it is to not put 1000 blocking notifications on your screen as we know how much some of you hate annoying popups, we did our homework:

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blocking notification setting

also, each feature can individually be turned off, so you are good at your water amount or are saving water for the environment 🌏 you can tell the extension so:

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ull demo

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hat’s the story or motivation behind this❓
well on a fine lockdown Sunday we were working on some freelancing work, we were at it for a few hours at that point in time not realizing how much time has passed, one of us remember sitting at our laptop after morning break and when he looked out of the window next, people were taking their dogs out for evening stroll 🤷‍♂️. we knew we had to do something about it & we definitely show some of our friends having the same issue. we added this extension to our roadmap.

can simply ignore these notifications, no use to me 😑
if you want you can contact us & we might give you a call from time to time (on skype or other free platforms of course) but that’s all we can do right? after all self-control is the key thing to learn while being a developer.

an I contribute to make it better 😎?
of course, you can we will love it for you to come up with ideas to improve fellow developers' health without being disruptive to their work & then implement those great ideas with us or fix some critical issues.

re there some ideas you have in mind that I can develop as of now 🤩?
we do want to have a theme changer feature in it in near future to change the theme based on the time of the day, we also want to include some random quotes in breaks to make it fun to look at, of course, all of these features should be individually turn off-able.

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https://www.buymeacoffee.com/opendevs

so save on all those medicine costs & give this project an ⭐ at github & visual studio marketplace or buy us a coffee?

open devs is an organization of two motivated developers (@mikr1306 , @alok722 ), building open source enterprise-level software to contribute to the community.

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