Modern Software Engineering

VSW03 Zero to Cloud Apps with GitHub Copilot

11/20/2024

8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Introductory

Esteban Garcia

CEO - US

Xebia | Xpirit

GitHub Copilot promises to improve Developer Productivity and Developer Happiness. So you went out and got a license and now what? How do you get started and get the most out of Copilot? Do I use Chat with prompts? Or do I use the autocomplete functionality?

We are going to go from a blank folder through building an application that will be deployed to Azure leveraging Copilot. From scaffolding, to building out functionality, unit tests, Infrastructure as Code with Terraform - we'll get you from just an idea to having an application deployed to Azure in a short time.

Along the way, you will learn about prompt engineering, what is really happening behind the scenes when you use GitHub Copilot, and how to truly leverage the power of AI as part of our software development journey.

You will learn:

  • About GitHub Copilot and how you can leverage its power to go faster
  • Prompt engineering best practices
  • Choosing between chat and code when using Copilot