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Discussion on: Why GitHub Copilot is not a Threat to your Job

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mikeyGlitz • Edited

Everything you described in your post sounds like GitHub Copilot could help with getting rid of the tedium involved in the field. If anything, this feature should be a blessing and allow developers to focus on solving actual business problems instead of writing tests for getters and setters.

One thing I wonder... given the track record of procedural generation, what kind of random unexpected problems emerge from generated code? Another thing is how does the machine learn certain insights a developer learns from experience (i.e. when to properly use one pattern over another)?

I do think such a feature should be out of the reach of a junior developer not because I'm a sadist, but because experience is a good teacher and sometimes the best way to learn is by doing.

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Naufan Rusyda Faikar

Interesting perspective. And I do agree with you. Thanks for sharing!