From Learn AI-Assisted Python Programming by Daniel Zingaro and Leo Porter

Writing computer programs in Python just got a lot easier! Use AI-assisted tools like GitHub Copilot to go from idea to application faster than you can say “ChatGPT.”

Unlock the power of programming with the revolutionary aid of AI coding assistants! In this guide, you’ll discover a whole new way to write software without the complexity of traditional programming languages. Whether you’re a beginner eager to learn Python or someone who struggled with coding in the past or a seasoned veteran, this book offers an alternative approach that empowers you to create impressive Python applications with ease.

Figure 1 Going from prompt to program with Copilot

Gone are the days of meticulously following syntax rules. AI coding assistants like Copilot are here to guide you by transforming your English descriptions into actual computer code. By leveraging these cutting-edge tools, you’ll learn how to write larger and more powerful software faster, without the need for extensive low-level details.

With this book, no prior programming experience is necessary. However, basic familiarity with software installation and file management will be helpful. From the outset, you’ll dive into using Copilot to build Python programs, and then master essential skills such as code reading, problem decomposition, and testing to enhance your programming proficiency. Through meaningful examples and projects, you’ll unleash your creativity and apply Python to real-world scenarios.

In this book, you will learn to:

  • Create fun and useful Python applications without any prior programming experience.
  • Harness the power of the Copilot AI coding assistant to develop programs.
  • Craft prompts that precisely communicate your intentions to Copilot.
  • Gain the ability to read Python code and comprehend its functionality.
  • Verify the performance of your programs through effective testing.
  • Refine your code with prompt engineering or human intervention.
  • Unleash your creative problem-solving skills in various professional domains with Python.

Join us on this transformative journey into the future of programming. Start writing Python code effortlessly and tap into the potential of AI coding assistants to enhance your productivity and unleash your programming capabilities! You can check out the book here.