As I was browsing my inbox yesterday, I noticed that my application to use Github Co-pilot was accepted. I immediately opened VS Code and tried some simple snippets. To my surprise, it worked exactly as expected! For example, typing just a snippet beginning with the word
calculated, it automatically generated a function!
I have to say I was impressed, and enjoyed playing around with it for half an hour or so, but it was only after next day that I really used it and appreciated it.
You see, first thing I did after arriving at work in the morning, was to activate the extension on VS Code. I also tried a few snippets and that was it.
As I kept coding and coding, the more thrilled I became. It is really amazing. No, it won't take your job and I am not afraid of it, because all it does is to automate the boring snippet search on stack overflow . And it does a pretty good job at it.
The more i use it, the more i love it, and the reason is that it makes me focus on the logic behind the code, rather than the syntax implementation. Don't expect it to finish of your all days work or complete that demanding task in no time, just realise that is here to help.
After all, your mind and analytical thinking is still needed, and won't be deprecated anytime soon for any copilot-like solution.
Thanks for reading!