Tabnine AI Assistant adds support for Visual Studio – Visual Studio magazine



Tabnine AI Assistant adds support for Visual Studio

Tabnine has added support for Visual Studio to its AI Assistant, which puts artificial intelligence at the service of code completion in Microsoft’s flagship IDE.

The world of AI code completion is becoming more active with the recent introduction of new advanced systems such as GitHup Copilot, described as an “AI pair programmer”.

As an AI pair programmer, GitHub Copilot provides code completion features and suggestions similar to Visual Studio’s IntelliSense / IntelliCode, although it goes beyond these Microsoft offerings with Codex, the new system for codex. ‘IA developed by Microsoft partner OpenAI. IntelliCode is powered by a large scale transformer model specialized for code use (GPT-C). OpenAI Codex, on the other hand, has been described as an improved descendant of GPT-3 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) which can translate natural language into code.

While Codex may be considered the “secret sauce” behind GitHub Copilot, the Tabnine offering is based on a team learning algorithm, with an FAQ saying “learning your coding practices and patterns as you go. you code, Tabnine enhances the universal, open-source model of completions to familiarize you with the way you code – and therefore – to offer you much more relevant code completions. ”

Tabnine hinted at the increase in AI code assistant activity when recently announcing new support for Visual Studio.

“With more major players entering the AI-assisted code completion space this year, and the growing demand from developers for team-friendly tools, we thought now was the perfect time to add Visual Studio has the growing list of development environments supported by Tabnine, ”the company said.

The Tabnine product works with over 30 programming languages ​​and now supports over 21 IDEs, having recently added support for Eclipse, Rider, JupyterLab, AppCode and DataGrip. The company said the new support for Visual Studio will open the tool to a massive new audience, highlighting the Best IDE index, which lists Visual Studio as # 1.

“We have received requests from tons of users to add support for VS,” said the company’s outreach coordinator. Visual Studio Magazine in an email.

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