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Revolutionizing Development Workstreams: Pieces for Developers Copilot, the Ultimate Developer Workstream Assistant

Revolutionizing Development Workstreams: Pieces for Developers Copilot, the Ultimate Developer Workstream Assistant
Revolutionize Development Workstreams with Pieces Copilot.

“Everyone's got a copilot. You're inverted, you've rotated the whole thing. It's not a vertical copilot, it's a horizontal one.” - Scott Hanselman, VP of Developer Community - Microsoft

In the spring of 2023, Pieces for Developers launched its workstream copilot, a groundbreaking addition to its suite of offerings. There was an immediate uptick in our daily users, which has remained steady ever since. We’re hearing a ton of excellent feedback about what separates our copilot apart - and why you don’t have to give up your other copilots while using it:

  1. The Pieces Copilot runs at the operating system level, using the power of retrieval augmented generation to learn from your entire workflow and make contextualized suggestions based on all your developer materials such as files, repos, saved snippets, and websites.
  2. It’s integrated into every place you work - your browser, your IDE, your chats - and enables you to carry on conversations with it across each of those or pick up where you left off at any point.
  3. It can leverage your existing OpenAI API Key license, ensuring you get the most out of the language model (LLM) of your choice - truly a Bring Your Own Model approach.
  4. It processes data on-device for air-gapped security and privacy. All of our AI capabilities can run entirely local or in the cloud, depending on operational constraints.

In short: the copilot is awesome. And it’s personalized for you.

Some of you reading this are the OG Pieces for Developers users. You’ve been saving code snippets to build your library of smaller developer pieces that you can save, search, and reuse. You check your activity log when you come back from a break to pick up where you left off. You collaborate with your team, sharing your snippets to accelerate each other.

In short, Pieces is already an essential part of your workflow, and we can’t wait for you to try the copilot experience (if you haven’t already). It’s going to take everything you’ve done so far with Pieces and accelerate it more than you thought possible. And none of the original functionality you’ve come to rely on is going anywhere.

If you haven’t jumped on board with Pieces yet, this is the time to do it. You don’t need to be an experienced user to get the full force of what we’ve built. Our copilot offers a seamless onboarding experience that will get you started on your journey to becoming a more efficient and effective developer in no time. We’ll make you a power user without you even noticing it, and we can’t wait to see you in our community Discord to hear how you’re loving it.

So why did we add a copilot to Pieces?

Aren’t copilots popping up everywhere from everyone? Well, yes, but we’re not trying to compete with them. We’re joining forces with them. We are hearing from users that existing copilots are only good as boilerplate generators or code auto-complete, that there are a lot of manual corrections needed, and most importantly, that it is missing context. We’ve also heard a lot of responses about not knowing where to start with a copilot, or that a user’s company has a license for one of the major LLMs but they’re not making good use of it.

Pieces for Developers is working to close these gaps by operating on your OS, not the code level. All of the functionality we’ve discussed above fits in the cracks between all of existing tools and copilots. Bring Your Own Model (BYOM) v1 will leverage any existing fine-tuned models directly within Pieces just by leveraging your enterprise and personal OpenAI API key.

Excited yet? We certainly are. And we’re not stopping here. We’ve recently started to explore open sourcing some of our plug-ins - Obsidian and Jetbrains - and in the meantime we would love for you to check out our Github repo and join our meetups and Discord community to see what you can do with Pieces. We’ve already published a TypeScript SDK and have plans for at least seven more, so users can build new integrations or implement our copilot in their own projects.

We’re going to feature the new Pieces Copilot on Product Hunt on Dec 19th and want to see you there. We’re getting closer to our launch of Pieces Pro (and by the way, early adopters will get special pricing). And if you stick with us for the next couple of months, you may even get a sneak peek of the next big thing we’re working on: The Feed, which will combine a “just for you” algorithm with generative AI for your workstream.

We are so proud of how far we have come in 2023, and we can’t wait to show you what is coming next.

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