Copilot Podcast: GitHub Copilot and Infrastructure as Code

Microsoft Copilot

In episode 29 of the “Copilot Podcast,” AI Expert Aaron Back details how GitHub Copilot is supporting Infrastructure as Code (IAC) and streamlining work flows for developers.

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00:54 — In essence, GitHub Copilot is a code completion tool, developed by GitHub in conjunction with Open AI, that is meant to assist developers. The tool is defined as an AI coding assistant that helps users write code faster and with less effort.

01:52 — Users can ask GitHub Copilot how to solve a problem, ask it to explain code, enhance code, or fix bugs. Recently, Microsoft has been looking to tackle “growing problems,” with the help of GitHub Copilot, around Infrastructure as Code (IAC), which is “the managing and provisioning of infrastructure through code instead of through manual processes.”

03:26 — Some of the issues Microsoft aims to address with IAC are the managing of code layers, consistency in coding, and learning curves.

05:06 — How can GitHub Copilot mitigate these problems? There are a few ways:

  • Code generation with accuracy
  • Streamline the development process
  • Consistency across environments
  • Accelerate onboarding and learning
  • Assist with efficiency

07:23 — Aaron explains that this is an important step for developers, as it helps them with the flow of their work, which is becoming increasingly complex.

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