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GitHub Copilot, the virtual assistant that suggests lines of code, is now available to all developers

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MADRID, June 22 (Portaltic/EP) –

The artificial intelligence-based assistant (AI) suggesting lines of code GitHub copilot is now available to all developers as well as verified students and maintainers of open source projects.

As you remember, GitHub, Microsoft’s platform, published the technical preview of this wizard last year on your blog. More than 1.2 million developers have participated in this over the past 12 months, seeing that approximately 40 percent of the code was written by Copilot.

With GitHub Copilot, the platform tries to take over a certain workload in the “software” development process, which historically has been almost entirely manualso that programmers can devote themselves to other tasks.

GitHub Copilot is an editing extension that can suggest anything in real-time, from words or lines of code to sections of repetitive code (included in multiple places with minor changes), unit tests (to verify that a section of code works), and algorithms , which involve a certain complexity.

To do this, the AI ​​first recognizes the context of the project and its style, and then tries several options before deciding what to do. accept, reject and edit to formulate your proposal.


GitHub highlights that its tool also allows you to program in new languages ​​and try something new in one you already know. This is possible thanks to the fact that the assistant can “speak” dozens of languages ​​and base its suggestions on all of them.

Due to its plugin nature, GitHub Copilot can be integrated into various editors such as Neovim, JetBrains IDEs, Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.

GitHub Copilot is available immediately to developers for $10 per month (€9.51) and $100 per year (€95.12). It also has a 60-day free trial. In addition, the tool is free for verified students and supervisors of particularly popular open source projects.

The platform anticipates that GitHub Copilot will also be available for use in companies at the end of the same year.


Source europapress.es

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