Amazon on Thursday announced a tool to help software developers write code, the latest effort from the tech industry.
The service, called Amazon CodeWhisperer, suggests how to program, and also scans for security and bias issues in web developer projects, Swami Sivasubramanian, a vice president at Amazon’s cloud division, said at a business conference in Las Vegas.
Amazon’s recently launched CodeWhisperer is a machine learning (ML) powered service. It claims to help improve developer productivity by generating code recommendations. According to the information provided by AWS, these recommendations will be based on the comments of natural language developers and their code in the integrated development environment (IDE).
CodeWhisperer claims to take care of all a developer’s necessities while writing a code, including multiple programming languages, frameworks, software libraries, and popular cloud services. The algorithm picks the user’s command and chooses the best cloud service and public libraries suitable for the given task. It then recommends a code snippet directly in the source code editor.
In addition, developers can also shield their codes by using CodeWhisperer to detect vulnerabilities in their projects and build applications responsibly.
The company also announced that support for the AWS Lambda Console is currently underway and should be ready very soon.