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Copilot Beyond the Basics

devNetNoord
April 08, 2024
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Copilot Beyond the Basics

Presentatie gegeven tijdens devCampNoord '24 in Kinepolis Groningen.

devNetNoord

April 08, 2024
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  1. THIJS LIMMEN GITHUB COPILOT BEYOND THE BASICS 10 WAYS TO

    ELEVATE YOUR CODING YULIYA KHADASEVICH
  2. 2 GITHUB COPILOT LICENSES Business $19 per user / month

    Individual $10 per user / month * Requires GitHub Enterprise Cloud. ** Currently in preview. (available in 2024) Enterprise $39 per user / month
  3. 3 GITHUB COPILOT HOW DOES IT WORK GitHub-owned Azure tenant

    OpenAI LLM Suggestions Proxy service HTTPS Context v Authenticate v Sanitize (remove PII, secrets) v Sentiment analysis (abusive language, etc.) v Security filter v Sentiment analysis v Optional OSS Duplicate detection
  4. 4 GITHUB COPILOT GPT Generative Pre-trained Transformer (type of LLM)

    Developed by OpenAI GPT-4 Ø GitHub Copilot Chat Ø 10X Powerful Ø Accurate GPT-3.5 Ø GitHub Copilot Completions Ø Fast Ø Cheap(er)
  5. 2 10 WAYS • IMPROVE CODE @AGENTS FOR SCOPE @workspace

    Navigate code in workspace by finding relevant files or classes. @terminal Assistance with how to run terminal commands @vscode Assistance with commands and features in the VS Code editor itself.
  6. 2 10 WAYS • IMPROVE CODE /SLASH COMMANDS /explain Explain

    code /tests Create unit tests /fix Propose a fix for problems in the selected code /new Scaffold a new project /help Get help on Copilot chat
  7. 2 10 WAYS • IMPROVE CODE #HASHTAG COMMANDS #file Specific

    File #codebase Search through the open codebase #selection Selected Code #terminalSelection Selected Text in Terminal #editor “Visible“ Source Code #git Git context
  8. 3 10 WAYS • PROMPT ENGINEERING PROMPT ENGINEERING The process

    of crafting questions or instructions for AI, aimed at enhancing the quality of its responses
  9. 4 10 WAYS UNIT TESTING GitHub Copilot's design excels at

    handling smaller code segments to maintain full context Unit Tests Integration Tests More Isolation More Integration Acceptance Tests
  10. 5 10 WAYS • ACCEPTANCE TESTING Behaviour Driven Development Testing

    Tool for .NET applications Given, When, Then BDD Gherkin Language
  11. 6 10 WAYS TROUBLESHOOTING GitHub Copilot is useful for debugging

    and troubleshooting: • Exception explanation • Code analysis • Suggesting fixes • Code refactoring • Code documentation • Helps with automated testing
  12. 10 10 WAYS CHAIN OF THOUGHT Enables Complex Reasoning capabilities

    through Intermediate Reasoning steps to get Better Results on complex tasks
  13. X Do’s Ø Set clear goals Ø Provide detailed instructions

    Ø Refine through feedback Ø Use for creativity and exploration Ø Make flight hours by using the tool Don’ts Ø Rely blindly; verify Ø Expect instant perfection FINAL THOUGHTS FINAL THOUGHTS
  14. X GitHubNext: https://githubnext.com FINAL THOUGHTS USEFUL LINKS More prompt engineering

    techniques: https://www.promptingguide.ai Github samples and slides: https://github.com/ThijSlim/devnetnoord-github-copilot-beyond-basics