ExplainDev for VS Code
ExplainDev is an assistant that gives you an expert to work with while learning new programming skills. We provide personalized, instant answers to technical questions that are delivered with context and without context switching.
Are you looking for the same but on your browser? Check out our browser extension for Chrome.
Highlight any piece of code, right-click and click on "Explain Selected Code".
Predict next questions related to the piece of code you highlighted.
Related content (alpha)
Receive a weekly summary of the programming topics you have most questions.
Line-by-line code explanations
Explain the line above/below with a click.
Ask direct questions (ChatGPT Interface)
Ask a question to somebody in your team
You need to sign up for an ExplainDev account to access all ExplainDev tools including this extension for VS Code. Your email and a key received via email is all that is required for authentication. Note: If you created an account to use the ExplainDev instant tutorial maker or Chrome browser extension, you can use that key for authentication (recover your key here).
How to use
In a new tab, an explanation for the code you selected will be generated. Follow-up questions and their answers will also appear so that you can learn more about the selected code.
Tips and best practices
Initial explanations are kept short and consice. For more details about what code is doing, select less code or use follow-up questions.
Functionality coming soon