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Hi everyone, we couldn't be more excited to tell you about Kite and get your feedback!

We think connecting programming environments to a smart backend will improve programming in a lot of ways, and this is just the first step. We'd love to hear your thoughts on where we should go from here!




This looks great! Loved the left-pad joke in there.

Could you elaborate on when it'll be available? Will you make it or parts open source?


We will begin inviting folks today. We want to control the upramp for two reasons: first, with desktop software, every time you take a step up in user base order-of-magnitude (1 -> 10 -> 100 ...) you see new bugs from odd desktop configurations. For example, we've already had one user whose machine wouldn't resolve "localhost" when docker was running : )

Second, we have to also manage backend scaling. We have some pretty strong systems engineers, but maybe because they're experienced they know what they don't know!

But we want everyone to be using it ASAP also.

RE open source, today we open sourced our client plugins (http://github.com/kiteco/plugins), and published instructions for writing your own. If you use an editor that isn't supported, it's about a 2-3 day project to create a plugin for a new editor. : )


Someone I know can only ping localhost as root on his Mac. Still haven't figured that one out hah


Also the hostname of "TayandYou".


And the Batman v Superman. lol


And the icons on the desktop.


And the rm -rf / joke ;)


I have a question that is not answered on your /privacy page. Do you anonymise the data you collect? I'm curious about terminal commands in particular, but I don't care so much if the usage information can be linked back to me.


I hate to say it but my first thought was "Hey it is Clippy[1] for developers"! But after reading on I think it is a really great idea and looks nice. I will certainly give it a try.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_Assistant


One of the best demo videos I've seen


Are you open to new clients being written in addition to editor plug-ins to the existing client? For example would you be open to a client interface directly from Atom or the terminal instead of a side by side window experience?


Fantastic idea. Disappointed I can't use it now! I'll be waiting for use with Swift.


Thanks! FYI: if you sign up at kite.com then you'll get to enter the language you use, so we can get in touch when we get to swift.




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