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Microsoft unveils third-party extensions for GitHub Copilot


Microsoft at its Construct 2024 developer convention launched Copilot Extensions, third-party add-ons to the GitHub Copilot AI-powered coding assistant.

Copilot Extensions, because the identify suggests, are prolonged capabilities of GitHub Copilot that assist with particular databases, SDKs, or APIs within the software program improvement workflow.

GitHub Copilot was launched for the primary time in October 2021, and is offered as an extension in Visible Studio Code, Visible Studio, Vim, Neovim, and JetBrains IDEs (built-in improvement environments).

Earlier in February, GitHub made the enterprise model of GitHub Copilot usually obtainable. Later in April, the corporate previewed GitHub Copilot Workspace, a developer atmosphere that includes the AI-powered programming assistant.  

The brand new Copilot Extensions function in GitHub Copilot, in keeping with GitHub senior vice chairman Mario Rodriguez, has been designed to speed up developer workflows with out customers having to exit the GitHub window or their IDEs.

“We’re beginning with GitHub Copilot Extensions from DataStax, Docker, LambdaTest, LaunchDarkly, McKinsey & Firm, Microsoft Azure and Groups, MongoDB, Octopus Deploy, Pangea, Pinecone, Product Science, ReadMe, Sentry, and Stripe,” Rodriguez mentioned in a press release.

“Extensions are supported in GitHub Copilot Chat on GitHub.com, Visible Studio, in addition to VS Code,” he added.

Moreover, enterprises can create their very own personal Copilot Extensions whereas the GitHub Market will supply extensions which are open to all.

Microsoft mentioned that builders can anticipate to see extra partnerships for Copilot Extensions within the coming months.

Copyright © 2024 IDG Communications, Inc.

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