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Learn How to Use AI for Coding

Ready to learn how to use AI for coding? Learn how to use generative AI tools like ChatGPT to generate code and expedite your development.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    1 hour
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

With the right instructions (or prompts), generative AI tools can help streamline development by creating functional code snippets and syntax. This course will show you how to use ChatGPT for coding by breaking down the basics of prompt engineering for software development. 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

  • Understand how to use generative AI for coding and pick up the basics of coding with ChatGPT.

  • Learn the basics of prompt engineering for coding and software development.

  • Use ChatGPT to write Bash commands, create regular expressions, test and refactor code, and debug issues.

Syllabus

2 lessons • 1 projects • 2 quizzes

The platform

Hands-on learning

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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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  • The progress I have made since starting to use codecademy is immense! I can study for short periods or long periods at my own convenience - mostly late in the evenings.
    Chris
    Codecademy Learner @ USA
  • I felt like I learned months in a week. I love how Codecademy uses learning by practice and gives great challenges to help the learner to understand a new concept and subject.
    Rodrigo
    Codecademy Learner @ UK
  • Brilliant learning experience. Very interactive. Literally a game changer if you're learning on your own.
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