Before jumping into the AI tools, let’s consider an assumption concerning many developers.
Does AI actually threaten software developers’ jobs?
According to a poll done by Visual Studio Magazine, 61.7% of developers see AI as a danger to their profession as it emerges. However, AI can create new employment by allowing the development of previously unavailable or impractical products and services. Worldwide research shows that various new career categories are emerging. According to the World Economic Forum, automation will provide 58 million jobs. Approximately two-thirds of the jobs affected by automation will become more skilled, while the other third will become less skilled.
Software developers’ jobs are not easily replaceable as software development requires creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills that AI cannot easily replace.
However, software developers can leverage AI to avoid repetitive and routine tasks, fix bugs, review codes, build chatbots, and code faster.
This article will review some fantastic AI tools that save you time while building apps and web applications.
Tabnine is an AI-powered code completion tool that enables developers to write code more accurately and efficiently. It analyzes the code and suggests the next lines of code according to the syntax.
Tabnine is designed to save time and reduce the number of errors in developers’ codes.
2. DeepSource AI
Testim is an AI-driven testing tool that uses machine learning to perform fast end-to-end and UI testing. It is easily integrated with other popular tools, supports parallel test execution, and creates tests without writing code.
4. GitHub Copilot
GitHub Copilot is an OpenAI-driven tool in Visual Studio Code extension that is designed to aid developers in writing better codes faster by providing new lines or full-function codes according to context and comments.
5. Mintlify AI
Mintlify is an AI documentation writer that enables teams to easily create, track and manage documentation. It quickly understands complicated functions and generates comments to understand what someone else’s function is doing.
Software development is a discipline that needs constant learning and familiarity with new technologies and tools. Being updated with the latest trends is a skill that most developers still need to gain. Competent developers do not worry about losing their jobs to AI; instead, they find a way to exploit AI to their advantage and improve. AI provides an excellent opportunity for software developers to become 10x developers.
Please do not assume these are the only AI tools for software developers and engineers. I couldn’t cover all of the available tools because there are dozens of them, and the goal of this article was to familiarize you with some of the most popular tools and encourage you to explore more about them on your own to find the ones that are most useful to you.
Some other AI tools that you might find helpful:
Please share your thoughts on these tools and let us know which one you use the most.