Issue #247
4 Jul 2021
The innocuous sounding launch of GitHub Copilot belies its enormous potential. Here’s how it works: based on what you type, Copilot will predict what you are trying to do and automatically recommend code based on the aggregate of code other developers have used to solved similar problems.It will massively speed up software development, standardise a great deal of solution engineering, drastically reduce input errors - and very likely - change the nature of software engineering. Relevant to all of us here, especially advocates of ‘teaching kids to code’
HN thread here, whilst other developers have been more slightly more emphatic with the implications.