Within a few minutes, you’ll be ready to dynamically change your team coding guidelines and see that embedded in every developer’s keystrokes.

If you wish to run the service on your own, check our self-hosting section.

Add Quack Companion to VSCode

Initial setup


GitHub account

For now, the extension authentication works using GitHub. You’ll need an account to use our services, check this tutorial if you don’t have one already.


IDE setup

Install VSCode on your computer (support of other IDEs will follow).


Install the extension

Go to VS Marketplace, to Open VSX Registry or look for “Quack Companion” in the VSCode extension tab. Once installed, follow the quick walkthrough to authenticate.

Using Quack Companion in your IDE

Create guidelines (optional)

Click on the ”+” sign in the Coding guidelines webview to create one. Make it specific enough so that it looks like a linter rule.

Chat with Quack

All your curated guidelines are embedded in the chat view. Quite a similar experience to ChatGPT or Copilot Chat

Share your feedback

What would you like to see in the next version of Quack Companion? What isn’t working for you in its current version? All your insights are valuable to our team, see our contributing section to help!