With the help of OpenAI, GitHub has developed a tool that could revolutionize the world of web development. GitHub Copilot: this is the name of this artificial intelligence capable of generating lines of code and even offering entire functions. The idea is not to replace web developers, but this new technology should improve their productivity and above all make it easier to learn code.
GitHub Copilot can analyze the meaning of the code
According to the two companies behind this artificial intelligence, GitHub Copilot’s algorithm has been trained on billions of lines of code, many of which are also hosted and available on GitHub. The principle of this tool is simple: when you write code to develop a website, GitHub Copilot offers you the rest by suggesting code as you code. Obviously, you can go through the suggestions to decide whether to accept or reject them.
Artificial intelligence has sharpened its sense of analysis. Indeed, GitHub Copilot can understand the meaning of the code you are typing, to offer you a logical sequence. GitHub offers to discover some demonstrations on its site. First example: you can describe a function in English in a search bar, the tool will offer to convert it into actual code.
Artificial intelligence to increase productivity
An artificial intelligence that can be extremely practical if you use a new language, for example, or if you are used to using tools without code or in low-code. Even if you are not an expert in web development, GitHub Copilot can be of great help and save you time if code is not your primary mission.
For people whose job it is, this technology is also of interest. For example, if you are working with a new framework, you won’t need to read the documentation from start to finish. GitHub Copilot is already familiar with the specific functions and features of your framework. A saving of precious time. More good news: GitHub Copilot integrates directly with Visual Studio Code. You can install it as an extension or use it in the cloud with GitHub Codespaces.