Github Copilot has received an update that will make coding developers happy and available free for students.
GitHub is known as the best companion for developers working on an open-source coding project. The company announced that it has made an update to one of its most interesting services at the latest Microsoft Build 2022 event that will delight developers.
The update to this program, called Copilot, which was made available last year, offers an artificial intelligence-supported feature that helps suggest code during the coding process. Created in partnership with OpenAI and GitHub, Copilot helps developers spot problems, automate the coding tasks they need to do constantly, and more.
GitHub Copilot could revolutionize how to code faster and easier
Perhaps the most pleasing news after the update to Copilot is that it will be available for free for students. More detailed information about Copilot, which will be made available worldwide in the summer of this year, is expected to be announced shortly.
Copilot will offer natural language explanations to its users
The most striking update among Copilot’s updates was the “Explain” section, which presents the code and what it does to users with a natural language explanation. This application, which is currently in the testing phase, could change all the rules in the software space, according to Ryan J. Salva, assistant manager at GitHub.
Stating that they have made the ‘explain this code’ and ‘translate this code’ features available as part of Copilot Labs, Salva explained that these studies are still in the testing phase and that they can further develop or deprecate them based on feedback from users. Thanks to the “explain code” section, a developer will be able to quickly get information about a codebase that they do not know. This information will be given in a simple and understandable language.