- March 17, 2023
- Posted by: Shalini W
- Category: Information Technology
ChatGPT is an excellent AI tool for creating code automatically from human language inputs. Unfortunately, it is not code-centric and may not integrate neatly with your existing workflow. Here are various possibilities for AI tools with a greater emphasis on coding.
1) GitHub Copilot
GitHub Copilot is a collaboratively developed AI assistant by GitHub and OpenAI. It suggests complete lines of code for various programming languages as you type. Copilot has been trained on GitHub’s public repositories.
Among the most important features of GitHub Copilot are:
- It analyses your code and suggests contextual code snippets. It can suggest variable and function names, as well as entire lines of code.
- It is able to generate code based on natural language comments.
- It is an extension for Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Visual Studio, Neovim, and the JetBrains suite of integrated development environments (IDEs).
GitHub copilot is not free but comes with a 60-day free trial. To continue using it, you must subscribe to an individual or company plan.
Codeium is a free code generating tool driven by artificial intelligence that can generate code from natural language comments or prior code fragments.
Some of its important characteristics are:
- Trained using a huge dataset of publicly available code.
- Integrates with well-known IDEs such as VS Code, JetBrains, Jupyter/Colab Notebooks, Neovim, Emacs, and VSCode Online IDEs such as Gitpod.
- Codeium facilitates test-driven development by automatically producing test cases.
- Based on the context or comments you write, Codeium can search for and incorporate API endpoints into your code.
The enterprise plan enables businesses to deploy codeium on their own servers or in the cloud, maintaining the confidentiality of their code.
CodeWhisperer is an Amazon-created code generating tool. Similar to Copilot and Codeium, it suggests code based on context and comments. The primary distinction is that CodeWhisperer primarily supports code for Amazon services.
Among its important characteristics are:
- Interoperability with contemporary IDEs such as Visual Studio Code via the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code, JetBrains via the AWS Toolkit for Jetbrains, the AWS Lambda console, and Amazon Cloud9
- Scanning your code to identify and highlight security vulnerabilities.
- A choice to prevent CodeWhisperer from sharing your data with AWS.
- Trained on both Amazon’s proprietary and open-source code.
During the preview time, it is free to use CodeWhisperer.
Tabnine is also an IDE-integrated tool for automatic code generation. It produces code based on your existing code and comments. Some of its important characteristics are:
- With the pro edition, you can host and train your own AI model, ensuring that your code remains yours.
- Availability on-premises or in the cloud, depending on compliance and security requirements.
- Unit test production (only available in beta as of writing).
- Interoperability with leading integrated development environments (IDEs) such as VS Code, Neovim, Rider, and Android Studio.
Tabnine is offered in both a free and a premium edition. The free edition only offers basic code completions.
OpenAI’s Codex language model generates code in response to natural language inputs, such as a problem description. This is the model that GitHub Copilot is based on. Some of its important characteristics are:
- It has been educated on normal language as well as billions of lines of code.
- It is accessible via the OpenAI Codex API, enabling developers to incorporate it into their own apps and workflows.
- It is trained on open-source applications with high star ratings on GitHub.
- It includes examples of API usage for over 100k APIs.
- It is only compatible with Visual Studio IDE.
Intellicode only supports a handful of programming languages and operates in a single IDE.
Read More: Software Developer vs. Software Engineer
November 30, 2023
November 25, 2023
October 6, 2023
September 29, 2023