Version Control software helps us keep tracking of every modification to the source code in a special kind of database. Today, most of the development teams use git and GitHub for version control of their software. It happens very often that we need to know who edited a single line of code. But, what if we need to see who edited that line at a glance??
GitLens is an extension that can be installed in VSCode. It supercharges the Git capabilities built into Visual Studio Code. It helps you to visualize code authorship at a glance via Git blame annotations and code lens, seamlessly navigate and explore Git repositories, gain valuable insights via powerful comparison commands, and so much more.
The animated image above shows some of the GitLens features. The most wanted feature which we are looking for is called “Current Line Blame”. It adds an unobtrusive, customizable, and themable, blame annotation at the end of the current line.
For detailed information about GitLens and it’s features, you can navigate to https://gitlens.amod.io/