The future of programming is here: with AI Coding, developers focus on their knowledge of knowing what to do. AI Coding is an AI powered VSCode extension that boost developer productivity in four main areas:
AI auto code generation
Through a collaborative Human-AI coding loop, developers can express their ideas in natural language and AI Coding will generate/change/edit the code for you. Focus on getting more done by saying what needs to be done, and let the machine do the repetive work of creating code for you.
AI auto debugging
Easily find the sources of bugs/errors and find fixes for them. Just copy the error message and AI Coding will automatically identify the source of error and even fix the bug for you.
AI auto unit-testing
Developing code is not enough. Your code needs to be tested in order to make it production-ready. AI Coding generate unit tests in a single click. Just right click and select Generate unit-tests and AI Coding will do the hard work for you.
AI auto documentation
Documenting code is also an important part of the developer flow, as others will review/edit your work in the future. For this, AI Coding helps you by automatically documenting your code with a single click.
How we built it
AI Coding is powered by OpenAI Codex model. It is an interactive collaborative human-AI loop made of 4 steps:
Current context - We need to pass the content of the file we want to generate code/edit to the Codex model. For this, the code for the current active text editor is extracted (if it is a new file, it will be empty, but Codex work with well with empty contexts as well).
Instructions - The next step is to take the user instruction on what needs to be done. This is extracted from a text area in the left bottom corner, in the AI Coding panel. Some instructions are pre-made (such as the instructions for installing packages, generating tests, improving documentation). For theses cases, there is a set of specific prompts used for each use case.
Generation - Next, both the instruction and context are sent to the OpenAI codex endpoint. The code is generated until no more code is generated.
Finally, the resulting code is shown side by side in a diff view, the same view used for comparing Git changes. This allows the developer to review the changes and accept them in a single click. When accepting the changes, the file content is them updated with the generated code.
These are the 4 steps of the future of development: context, instruction, generate, and review. This loop can be repeated as many times as you want to develop any kind of application in any language. It is a fun, collaborative, and faster way to develop code. You won't want to go back to the old way!