Prompt Engineering for Software Engineers

Want to use AI programming tools to improve your coding? Learn the basics of prompt engineering and write quality prompts you can use to accomplish tasks.

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About this course

In this course, you will learn about different prompts that can be used to accomplish programming tasks using the power of artificial intelligence. You’ll explore the generation of Bash commands, regular expressions, and database queries. Then move on to generating classes and unit tests to ensure code quality and reliability and refactoring code to improve readability and maintainability.

Skills you'll gain

  • Write bash commands

  • Create regular expressions

  • Test and refactor code

  • Use Generative AI to debug issues


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Meet the creator of the course
Alisha Grama
Senior Instructional Designer, Computer Science at Codecademy
Alisha is a Senior Instructional Designer in the computer science domain at Codecademy. Alisha majored in Computer Science and minored in Ethics at the University of Rochester, where she gained experience as a Teaching Assistant. Before joining Codecademy, she taught STEM concepts to secondary students, including as the Lead Algebra Teacher at a Brooklyn charter school.

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