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5 AI Tools Every Software Developer Should Be Using in 2022

Use these AI tools to become a 10x developer.

AI is slowly creeping into our lives. It is important for software developers to make use of AI to design and develop software quickly. Numerous AI tools can assist software developers in their day-to-day work.

Here are my top 5 recommendations.

1. Tabnine

Category: AI code completion tool.

Website: tabnine.com

VSCode Plugin: bit.ly/3QTvC8c

Tabnine makes developers more productive by auto-completing their code.

Smart code completion saves a lot of time.

As you type, Tabnine predicts and suggests your next line of code based on context and syntax. It provides:

  • Whole line code completions
  • Full-function code completions
  • Natural language to code

Tabnine improves code quality and consistency by suggesting code completions that align with your coding patterns.

Tabnine runs on your local computer and never shares your data and code; hence privacy is not an issue.

2. GitHub Copilot

Category: Automate code generation

Website: github.com/features/copilot

VSCode Plugin: bit.ly/3R1mWg2

Coding from scratch takes time and effort. With Copilot, you can build entire functions in real-time by assembling predefined modules.

Copilot is trained on billions of lines of public code and can turn natural language prompts, including comments and method names, into coding suggestions across dozens of languages.

Some benefits of Copilot are:

  • No need to search Stack Overflow or Google.
  • It saves hours of typing new code.
  • Once you practice writing good prompts, Copilot creates magic.

3. Mintlify

Category: AI documentation writer

Website: mintlify.com

VSCode Plugin: bit.ly/3QD9NtW

Writing comments or generating documentation sucks. Let Mintlify take care of it. Just highlight the code and see the magic.

Mintlify is extremely impressive in understanding your code. It can be very handy for:

  • Understanding complicated functions and generating documentation.
  • Quickly generating comments to understand what someone else’s function is doing.

4. Quillbot or Wordtune

Category: Paraphrasing tool

Website: quillbot.com or app.wordtune.com

With the QuillBot paraphrasing tool, you can rewrite any sentence, paragraph, or article.

Many times, when you don’t like the way you’ve written a sentence and don’t want to rewrite or edit it, use Quillbot or Wordtune to re-structure your sentences.

Your language skills will improve with this tool. Rather than worrying about grammar or typos, you can focus on the actual content.

5. Otter.ai

Category: Automatically capture meeting notes

Website: otter.ai

Using artificial intelligence, Otter.AI empowers users with real-time transcriptions of meeting notes that are shareable, searchable, accessible, and secure.

No need to take notes and write them down in notebooks. Let Otter help; it will automatically take meeting notes.

Conclusion

If you are a developer, brace yourself! There are many ways in which AI can assist you in your next project. Use the abovementioned tools to become a 10x developer! Once you get used to these tools, there is no turning back.

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Arslan Ahmad

Arslan Ahmad

Founder www.designgurus.org | Formally a software engineer @ Facebook, Microsoft, Hulu, Formulatrix | Entrepreneur, Software Engineer, Writer.