Start Thinking About Those Why's

I don’t know why some programmers get freaked out by this GitHub Copilot thing:

I’ve said it a few times already, but worth repeating myself:

Programming is a tool; a means to achieving an end goal. Not the end goal in and of itself.

If you think about it this way, such tools are going to help you turn your ideas into reality faster.

But they are also an indicator that developing software will inevitably change as a discipline. It will shift from the "what" and the "how" to the "why". It will require asking questions about why things are to be built, rather than jumping blindly into deciding on the tech stack

Unless you end up maintaining existing code, the programming of tomorrow will require more involvement into the business side of things and less thinking about which code structure is more optimal.

Those who start thinking about the "why"s today will be fine tomorrow.


GitHub Copilot · Your AI pair programmer
GitHub Copilot works alongside you directly in your editor, suggesting whole lines or entire functions for you.