July 18, 2022Github CoPilot
Github CoPilot coins itself as "Your AI pair programmer" personally, I think this is a gross understatement.
So first things first, it's not free, and that's perfectly fine. It's $10 a month, and any sane organization will happily expense it. For the individual, it's another subscription, also known as death by a million cuts. If you make your living writing code, it's worth every penny.
It's a productivity hack that will save you or your engineering team considerable time. Let's say a Software Engineer makes $100k a year. That breaks down to roughly $48 an hour (100,000 / 52 / 5 / 8). That $10 a month seems like "one hell of a bargain" to me!
- Or PostCSS vs. plain old CSS
- Like using VSCode + Emmet vs. notepad
Sure they do the same thing, but I want to solve something new. These tools give me valuable time back. So, if you are looking to speed up your process, and learn something new along the way, check it out! It's available FREE until August 22nd, 2022 so give it a shot, what do you have to lose?