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GitHub Copilot

Course

Copilot is a new service provided by GitHub that provides AI assistance to software engineers in their code editor. In this course, you'll get the opportunity to explore some of the ways Copilot can augment your development process. This course provides an overview of the technology that makes Copilot possible and you'll get the chance to practice with Copilot hands-on.

Copilot is a new service provided by GitHub that provides AI assistance to software engineers in their code editor. In this course, you'll get the opportunity to explore some of the ways Copilot can augment your development process. This course provides an overview of the technology that makes Copilot possible and you'll get the chance to practice with Copilot hands-on.

Intermediate

3 hours

Completion Certificate

Last Updated November 28, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
GitHub Copilot
Prerequisites:
Basic computer programming • Basic github

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Welcome!

Welcome to GitHub Copilot for Software Engineers! This lesson contains an introduction to the course content and an overview of what the course covers.

Lesson 2

GitHub Copilot, Large Language Models and Generative AI

Learn about large language models and generative AI, the technology that powers GitHub Copilot and other new products. See how Copilot fits into this new working model and understand the limitations.

Lesson 3

Getting Started with GitHub Copilot

Get started using GitHub Copilot by making sure you have a GitHub account, a compatible code editor and access to Copilot in your account settings.

Lesson 4

Code Completion

Make GitHub Copilot your new favorite autocomplete. Explore how Copilot can intelligently finish your code for you based on its training and context it gleans from your active project.

Lesson 5

Code Generation with Prompts

Use prompts to instruct Copilot to generate code based on constraints you provide. Quickly scaffold new projects and interact with Copilot as a pair programmer: right in your editor!

Lesson 6

Exercise: Build a Todo App with Copilot

Use GitHub Copilot to build a small Todo App in just 30 minutes. Get hands on with Copilot to discover how it can help support and augment your development workflow.

Taught By The Best

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David Harris

Founder, learnto.ai

David Harris is founder of learnto.ai where he designs and builds software to build and scale technical learning and training. He is a former course developer and product manager at Udacity and has previously built learning programs in Full Stack and Front End Web Development.

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