GitHub Copilot — Your AI pair programmer

Abhishek Thakur
2 min readJul 6, 2021

With GitHub Copilot, get suggestions for whole lines or entire functions right inside your editor.

More than autocomplete

GitHub Copilot is powered by Codex, the new AI system created by OpenAI. GitHub Copilot understands significantly more context than most code assistants. So, whether it’s in a doc string, comment, function name, or the code itself, GitHub Copilot uses the context you’ve provided and synthesises code to match. Codex and OpenAI, are designing GitHub Copilot to get smarter at producing safe and effective code as developers use it.

Skip the docs and stop searching for examples. GitHub Copilot helps you stay focused right in your editor.

Convert comments to code. Write a comment describing the logic you want, and let GitHub Copilot assemble the code for you.

Autofill for repetitive code. GitHub Copilot works great for quickly producing boilerplate and repetitive code patterns. Feed it a few examples and let it generate the rest!

Tests without the toil. Tests are the backbone of any robust software engineering project. Import a unit test package, and let GitHub Copilot suggest tests that match your implementation code.

Show me alternatives. Want to evaluate a few different approaches? GitHub Copilot can show you a list of solutions. Use the code as provided, or edit it to meet your needs.

How it works

Powered by OpenAI

Trained on billions of lines of public code, GitHub Copilot puts the knowledge you need at your fingertips, saving you time and helping you stay focused.

Github Copilot is not released yet, this article is just to show, how powerful tool this is going to be.

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