GitHub Copilot is an AI-powered coding companion that offers real-time code suggestions while you write in your favorite editor. Leveraging the OpenAI Codex, it has been extensively trained on vast amounts of code across different programming languages. By transforming natural language prompts into coding suggestions, the tool provides contextually appropriate recommendations aligned with your project’s style conventions.
GitHub Copilot is compatible with Neovim, JetBrains IDEs, Visual Studio, and Visual Studio Code. It expedites code creation by minimizing the reliance on boilerplate code and repetitive patterns, while also offering support for bug fixing and language/framework acquisition.
Features of GitHub Copilot
- Plugs right into your editor
- Turns natural language prompts into code
- Offers multi-line function suggestions
- Speeds up test generation
- Filters out common vulnerable coding patterns
- Blocks suggestions matching public code
- Simple license management
- Organization-wide policy management
- Industry-leading privacy
- Corporate proxy support plus more