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Elevating Code Quality with Amazon CodeWhisperer

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Introduction

In the fast-paced world of software development, the ability to produce high-quality, efficient, and secure code is critical. With the rising complexity of systems and the requirement for faster deployment, developers frequently face issues in maintaining code quality and adhering to best practices. Recognizing this requirement, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new tool called “Amazon CodeWhisperer,” changing how developers write, update, and optimize their code. In this blog, we will go deep into the substance of Amazon CodeWhisperer, investigating its capabilities, benefits, and tremendous impact on the software development process.

Amazon CodeWhisperer

Amazon CodeWhisperer is an advanced cloud-based developer tool that assists software engineers in writing high-quality code quickly and safely. It uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to analyze code repositories, find patterns, and provide actionable insights and recommendations.

Amazon CodeWhisperer, an intelligent virtual mentor, assists developers in refining their coding practices and ensuring adherence to industry best practices.

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Features of Amazon CodeWhisperer

  • Amazon CodeWhisperer can offer code completions for single lines of code. This can save you time and effort while coding.
  • Amazon CodeWhisperer can offer code completions for single-line comments. This can help you document your code more efficiently.
  • Based on your comments and existing code, Amazon CodeWhisperer can generate entire functions. This can be useful for tasks where you don’t want to start from scratch.
  • Amazon CodeWhisperer can help you in improving the security of your code. It may detect potential security flaws and recommend solutions to mitigate them.
  • It is compatible with Python, Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, Go, Rust, PHP, Ruby, Kotlin, C, C++, Shell scripting, SQL, and Scala. However, Amazon is working to expand the availability of Amazon CodeWhisperer in the future.
  • It is compatible with JetBrains IDEs (IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, WebStorm, and Rider), Visual Studio (VS) Code, AWS Cloud9, AWS Lambda console, JupyterLab, and Amazon SageMaker Studio.

Amazon CodeWhisperer Pricing

Individual coders can use Amazon CodeWhisperer for free. Organizations pay a fixed “per user, per month” subscription price for using Amazon CodeWhisperer, with no upfront fees or long-term commitments.

Amazon CodeWhisperer is offered in two tiers:

  • Amazon CodeWhisperer Individual Tier: The Amazon CodeWhisperer Individual Tier is completely free. Individual developers can use Amazon CodeWhisperer within minutes by signing up and logging in with an email address and an AWS Builder ID. Code suggestion, reference tracking, and security scans are all included in the Individual Tier.
  • Amazon CodeWhisperer Professional Tier: In addition to the capabilities provided by the Individual Tier, the Amazon CodeWhisperer Professional Tier provides administrative capabilities to organizations that want to provide Amazon CodeWhisperer access to their developers. Administrators can use organizational license management to control which developers in their organization have access to Amazon CodeWhisperer.The organization must pay $19 per month per user in this tier to use the Amazon CodeWhisperer Professional tier.

Steps to Integrate the Amazon CodeWhisperer with Virtual Studio (VS Code)

Step 1 – Open the VS code, look for “AWS Toolkit” in the extensions list, and install it.

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Step 2 – Following the installation of the AWS Toolkit. The Amazon Web Services logo is displayed on the left bar. Click on that logo, then in developer tools, click on “select a connection,” then “add a new connection,” then ” Amazon Code Whisperer,” and on the right side, a popup appears with the option to sign up by AWS builder ID. To use the individual tier, select that sign-up option.

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Step 3 – You do not need an AWS account to sign up for AWS builder ID, and you may sign up with any personal email address.

Complete the sign-up process for AWS builder ID

To begin writing code, open any blank file.

In the image below, a user has begun to input a line of code. Amazon CodeWhisperer provided suggestions to complete the line based on the input. Using the arrow keys, the user can cycle between the suggestions.

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Conclusion

The combination of Amazon CodeWhisperer’s intelligent analysis and Visual Studio Code’s user-friendly interface fosters a more productive and efficient coding experience. Developers can now iterate faster, make informed decisions, and adhere to best practices effortlessly. Ultimately, this integration creates robust, reliable, and efficient software solutions.

Drop a query if you have any questions regarding Amazon CodeWhisperer and we will get back to you quickly.

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FAQs

1. In which AWS regions is Amazon CodeWhisperer available?

ANS: – Amazon CodeWhisperer is AWS Region agnostic and available to developers worldwide. Amazon CodeWhisperer is currently hosted in the N. Virginia Region.

2. How can I enable Amazon CodeWhisperer for my organization?

ANS: – Through the AWS Management Console, an AWS administrator can enable Amazon CodeWhisperer for an organization. Administrators must first enable SSO through AWS IAM Identity Centre (formerly AWS Single Sign-On) if it is not already enabled for their organization. After SSO authentication, administrators can enable Amazon CodeWhisperer and grant access to users and groups in their organization.

WRITTEN BY Rohit Lovanshi

Rohit Lovanshi works as a Research Associate (War and Media Services) at CloudThat. He is AWS Developer Associate certified. He has a positive attitude and works effectively in a team. He loves learning about new technology and trying out different approaches to problem-solving.

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