Today, we’re launching a brand-new feature for the Pieces for Developers VS Code Extension: Explore with Pieces Insights. This feature will help developers of all skill levels understand new codebases more quickly, easily document their code, and help large teams to collaborate by writing clear, helpful comments. Check it out ⬇️
There’s a new functionality of the Pieces for Developers VS Code Extension in town! Exploring Materials with Pieces Insights allows you to learn more about a code snippet without saving it to your repository.
To Explore a material:
To revisit explored materials, check out the new section titled “Explored Materials & Snippet Insights” in the Extension Tree View. Here, you can view your explored materials, save them to Pieces, or delete them— just right-click.
If you’d like to automatically save your explored materials to your Pieces repository, toggle on “Explore and Save” in your extension settings.
Note: In order to Explore Materials, you must be connected to your Pieces Cloud.
Are you loving the Pieces-generated explanations of your Explored Materials? You can automatically insert those descriptions as comments above the explored material!
By default, the Pieces for VS Code Extension will automatically add comments of the description above your Explored Materials. To turn this off, uncheck “Document with Pieces Insights” in the Extension settings.
Do you want to try the newest features before they’re released? Do you want to make a difference in Pieces’ development? Sign up for our Beta Testing Program!
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