GitHub Copilot distills the collective knowledge of the world’s developers. When you type code or comments, GitHub Copilot’s AI suggests the next line of code or complete methods, boilerplate code, whole unit tests, and even complex algorithms.
It is a great resource for people trying to learn to write code, allowing you to code in new languages, or try something new and let GitHub Copilot suggest syntax and code in dozens of languages so you can spend more time learning by doing.
GitHub Copilot can be integrated with popular editors, including Neovim, JetBrains IDEs, Visual Studio, and Visual Studio Code as an unobtrusive extension.
With more than 1.2 million developers involved in GutHub’s technical preview over the last 12 months, indications were that after using GitHub Copilot it became an indispensable part of their daily workflows.
In files where it’s enabled, nearly 40% of code is being written by GitHub Copilot in popular coding languages like Python and that is expected to increase. It’s creating more time and space for developers to focus on solving bigger problems and building better software.
GitHub Copilot is available for free to verified students and tens of thousands of students are using GitHub Copilot right now.
If you're a student and want to participate in the program, apply for the GitHub Student Pack to get started.