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The Hidden Potential of AI for Developers: Increasing Productivity & Shortening Time-To-Market

by Edwin KlesmanJanuary 19th, 2023
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly evolving and has the potential to change the way we work as developers. At its core, AI acts as a powerful tool that can help us to save time and effort while increasing productivity and shortening time-to-market. Here are ten examples of how AI could benefit you as a maker, developer or digital entrepreneur.
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As technology continues to advance, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming an increasingly important tool for developers. With the ability to act as a “Google on steroids,” an interactive context-sensitive search tool, and a digital assistant that takes care of repetitive and tedious tasks, AI has the potential to change the way we work and help us to create better and more efficient solutions. This post is a more in-depth article based on my Twitter Thread on AI for developers.

AI is starting to get valuable

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly evolving and has the potential to change the way we work as developers. At its core, AI acts as a powerful tool that can help us to save time and effort while increasing productivity and shortening time-to-market.


One of the most significant advantages of AI is that it acts as a “Google on Steroids,” providing us with an interactive and context-sensitive search tool that can help us find the answers we need quickly and easily. Additionally, AI can act as a digital assistant that takes care of repetitive and tedious tasks, freeing up our time to focus on more important work.


As developers, it’s essential that we invest our time and effort in adding value to our projects. This means solving problems, weighing the current options, and giving our clients the right direction and implementation to get the most value out of their situation. By using AI, we can achieve this by increasing productivity, shortening time-to-market, and providing context-sensitive solutions.


While some developers may choose to write all the code themselves, or learn and find the best way and steps on their own, it will take more time, effort, and money than necessary. With all the online resources and AI added to that, developers can create products in a fraction of the time it would take otherwise.


In fact, quite a few developers in my network have used AI to create products in just a couple of days by coupling AI APIs on a website and adding payment functionality. These solutions are viable, used by many, and provide great value (even though they were implemented quickly).

It’s not magic (yet)

It’s important to note that while AI can help us to provide value, it cannot provide value by itself. The key is to use AI in the right way and to find out what value it can provide for you.


I personally have been playing with AI and I am currently working on a product powered by AI that helps developers transform SQL into LINQ C# code. The product is called LINQ Me Up, which you can checkout at https://www.linqmeup.com


AI in action for converting SQL into LINQ code: LINQ Me Up


Examples of how AI can aid developers

If you still can’t see how AI might benefit you as a maker, developer or digital entrepreneur, here are ten explicit examples of how AI could provide value:

  1. AI can automate repetitive tasks such as code generation, testing and debugging, which can save developers a significant amount of time and increase productivity.
  2. Natural language processing is one of the aspects that AI is increasingly getting better at, which can be integrated into chatbots and virtual assistants to handle customer service inquiries, freeing up developers’ time to focus on more important tasks.
  3. AI can be used to optimize and automate the process of testing, which can shorten time-to-market by allowing developers to identify and fix bugs more quickly.
  4. Analysing data and provide insights is another way in which AI can help developers to make more informed decisions, leading to more efficient and effective development.
  5. Artificial Intelligence can improve the user experience of your product by providing personalized recommendations, which can help to increase engagement and retention.
  6. AI can also be integrated into products such as website builders and e-commerce platforms, which can help to automate the process of creating and managing a website, saving developers time and effort.
  7. AI can be integrated into code editors to provide developers with context-sensitive suggestions and auto-completion, which can improve code quality and reduce the time it takes to write code.
  8. When it comes to the logistics angle of your project, AI can be of value also. AI can be integrated into project management tools to automate the process of task assignment and scheduling, which can improve team collaboration and productivity.
  9. AI can be used to create predictive models that can anticipate and prevent problems before they occur, which can lead to improved product reliability and reduced downtime.
  10. As video is getting more and more important in the online world of today, AI can also be used for image and video processing to automate tagging, captioning, and other tasks, which can save time and effort for developers working on multimedia projects.

To conclude

In conclusion, as developers, we should not ignore the potential of AI and should take the time to play around with it and find out what value it can provide for us.


Whether it’s as a tool that explains, writes, and creates, or as part of our solution to fulfil an otherwise complicated implementation, AI has the potential to change the way we work and help us to create better and more efficient solutions.


Take care and remember: Create. Value. First.


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