26 Jan 2023
Visual Studio Code's code assistant.
Rubberduck is a Visual Studio Code extension designed to help developers code faster and more accurately. It uses AI to generate code, explain code, generate tests, find bugs, diagnose errors, and even create custom conversation templates.
To set up, users will need to sign up for an OpenAI API key, which they can enter with the Rubberduck: Enter OpenAI API key command.The AI Chat feature allows developers to ask questions about their code and software development topics.
This can be done through the command palette, editor context menu, keyboard shortcuts, or even the MacOS touch bar (if available). Rubberduck can generate code, edit code, explain code, generate tests, find bugs, diagnose errors, and more.
All of these features can be accessed through the command palette, context menu, or keyboard shortcuts.Finally, users can create their own conversation templates in their .rubberduck/template folder.
This allows them to craft AI chats that are specific to their conventions and use their own language. Rubberduck is a helpful tool for developers of all skill levels, allowing them to code faster and more accurately.