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Kite Launches AI-Powered JavaScript Completions

Daniel Hung
By Daniel Hung, Head of Product
May 12, 2020

Today we’re excited to launch Kite’s AI-powered completions for JavaScript. Kite’s completions automate away the repetitive boilerplate of writing JavaScript code.

Let’s take a look…

Now let’s break it down…

Kite can complete up to multiple lines of code at a time, reducing the time you spend writing repetitive code.

screenshot of Kite suggesting code the editor cannot

Kite is able to provide completions when editors like VS Code cannot understand the code.

screenshot of Kite providing a completion after a space

Kite shows completions in more situations, for example after a space.

screenshot of Kite working well with VS Code completions

Kite works alongside your editor’s completions. We use carefully-designed filters to reduce noise.

We’ve trained a new deep learning model on 22 million open-source JavaScript files to ensure Kite works with your favorite libraries and frameworks like React, Vue, Angular, and Node.js.

Kite for JavaScript is free and works 100% locally. You can download it here.

Kite makes coding faster and easier

The JavaScript ecosystem continually invents new frameworks and design patterns. These inventions make it a vibrant place to be, but it also creates the need to learn an ever-changing set of code patterns and APIs.

Kite’s deep learning models have learned all of these patterns, and understand the context of your code, so Kite can predict chunks of code and put them in your completions. This can be useful in two ways:

  1. If you already know what you need to type, Kite helps you jump ahead to the next task.
  2. If you’re having trouble remembering an API or design pattern, Kite can remind you so you don’t need to search on Google.

As a result, writing JavaScript with Kite becomes faster and more fun.

We’re just getting started

Kite can help you ship software faster today.

And we’re just getting started. We believe that machine learning can automate away the tedious parts of writing code, and there’s so much more to do. We’re continually exploring ways ML can unlock productivity gains for developers, and we hope that you will join us.

A big thanks to the 250,000 developers who use Kite

We’re thrilled to share today that over 250,000 people are coding with Kite every month. We feel grateful to have reached this milestone, and we’d like to thank everyone who uses Kite. This amazing progress wouldn’t be possible without each of you giving us the encouragement and feedback that fuels the hard work — 30,000 code commits to date — that got us here.

We hope you’ll join us on this journey by downloading Kite!

Happy coding,

The Kite Team

P.S. We are also announcing Kite Pro today, which is our first paid product for Python professionals. Check out our separate blog post about Kite Pro for more info!