Asking with open-ended questions
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Asking with Open-Ended Questions #

Description #

Refactoring is often a complex process. It is not necessarily about what is right and what is wrong, but about understanding the basic concepts and potential improvements. using open questions in GitHub Copilot, developers can work on improving code in a more thoughtful way with the help of GitHub Copilot GitHub Copilot can help developers work on code improvements in a more thoughtful way.

Example #

Introducing open-ended questions in your queries with GitHub Copilot can lead to insightful suggestions. For example:

// Q: How can I improve the restorability of this function?
function backupData(data) {
  // Implementation here

// Q: What's the best way to handle errors in this context?
try {
  // Some operation
} catch (error) {
  // Error handling

Exercise #

  • Exercise 1: Write a function related to file handling and ask Copilot how to make it more reliable and efficient.
  • Exercise 2: Create a code snippet that includes exception handling and ask Copilot for suggestions to improve error reporting.
  • Exercise 3: Design a simple UI component and ask Copilot how to access or manipulate it in a more elegant way.

Checklist for Further Learning #

  • What other areas of your code can benefit from refactoring?
  • How can open-ended questions assist in your development process?