The January 2023 update to Visual Studio Code (v1.75) introduces new documentation for using artificial intelligence tools in the open source, cross-platform code editor, Visual Studio Magazine reports.
Currently, the new documentation for AI Tools in VS Code includes only one product, as presented in the development team’s announcement of the update.
“We’ve also added a new AI Tools in VS Code topic to the VS Code documentation to help you get started with Copilot.”
say the developers.
“The GitHub Copilot extension is an AI-powered code completion tool that helps you write code faster and smarter. You can use the Copilot extension in VS Code to generate code, or to learn from the code it generates. GitHub Copilot integrates into the VS Code editor through the inline suggestions UI, which lets you review various suggestions and easily accept all or part of the generated code.”
the dev team said in the v1.75 post.
That tool in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace has been installed more than 3.5 million times, earning an average 3.8 rating (scale 0-5) from 807 developers who reviewed it.
“GitHub Copilot provides autocomplete-style suggestions from an AI pair programmer as you code. You can receive suggestions from GitHub Copilot either by starting to write the code you want to use, or by writing a natural language comment describing what you want the code to do.”
the extension description says.
Specifically, this will be GitHub Copilot. Last year, it rocked the developer world with a large-scale machine language model called Codex from Microsoft partner OpenAI that is capable of generating working code in response to natural language input.