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This isn't that big a deal IMO. For a start, any non-trivial complex problem will probably not be included in kite, and the trivial stuff is generally memorised or easily googled.

This is really only spoon feeding.




I guess it depends on what a 'big deal' is exactly, but if it saves me all the Googling I do now then it'll be really useful (to me).

I don't expect them to really provide an intelligent artificial pair programmer, so you're right that this won't help with "any non-trivial complex problem", but that's okay with me.

I don't mind being spoon fed stuff I'm not interested in acquiring 'the hard way'. Do you also disdain autocompletion in your code editors?


Funnily enough, I've never used auto-completion. I've even gone through the trouble of deactivating it in Atom, but disdain is a strong word.

Also, it just occurred to me that Kite is basically a keylogger. Every keystroke is sent to their servers. That requires a lot of trust.


> Funnily enough, I've never used auto-completion. I've even gone through the trouble of deactivating it in Atom,

Super 1337 bro


Fair enough.

And certainly Kite could be a keylogger. So you're right that using it requires a lot of trust.


One thing I will say though. Is that I greatly respect 'the hard way'.


Meh – https://xkcd.com/378/

I certainly understand why it's enjoyable, and useful, to setup artificial challenges, but I have way too many projects I'd like to work on, and complete, to want to make programming generally harder.


I often Google for trivial syntax when switching back and forth between programming languages. A quick reminder without having to leave the editor window would be great. Also, typos.


Look into Dash. Even if you don't want to pay for the application (or can't run it on your platform), the docsets are free and ISTR there are some editor integrations for them that don't involve the paid app.


Or navigate to http://devdocs.io/


Or Zeal (http://zealdocs.org)

Or Zest (http://zestdocs.org)

Disclaimer: I'm (co-)author of both, and to be honest, Zest sadly isn't really maintained now.




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