For the last two weeks, I am writing code using Github Copilot and it's addictive. The context it picks from existing code is mind-blowing. It's not a regular autocomplete model trained on Stackoverflow.
Here's one example where I intentionally left the whole program blank. The entire context was in just one variable name. This is what might have happened behind the scenes
If year_4 has length 4, then the variable year_2 must have length two. If this was not enough it picked the last two digits of the variable instead of the first.
Projects like Github-copilot will accelerate the code writing speed. It's good for people who are new to coding, as I still Google the commands to compress a folder. It's learning + practising mashed as one. I believe more refined versions (some examples below) will pop up soon once we accept it's normal to write code with an AI assistant.
- Want code snippets from the latest documentation
- Want code snippets that are compatible with all the browsers
- Want code snippets that follow Airbnb's js best practices