Hey FoC community! I wanted to share a project we’ve been working on that we’re starting to ship more publicly called Magnet. Magnet is an AI Coding Assistant that makes it easy to use GPT-4 & ChatGPT in the context of your own codebase. It’s a desktop application that runs for MacOS (Windows coming soon)
🧲 Download Magnet here
Here’s a little video walkthrough of how the tool works today
With the new coding capabilities of LLMs we wanted to start exploring what new AI tooling for building software might look like. We’re excited for some of what is coming up as well that tries to reimagine what some of the software dev workflows might look like when there’s an AI assistant along for the ride.
This first version is pretty simple but we’ve already been finding it pretty useful. It’s free to use if you put in your own OpenAI API Key so feel free to give it a spin (the hosted version uses our GPT-4 API key in case you want to try out GPT-4 and don’t have access yet).
Thanks @Ivan Reese for catching that I pasted the link wrong on the first go 🙂
06/02/2023, 5:27 AM
Nice. It'll be interesting to see how these LLM code modification tools scale beyond trivial use cases. What are your thoughts currently on the plausibility and challenges of using something like Magnet for codebases way beyond 10 000 LOCs?
06/02/2023, 10:39 AM
@Jarno Montonen I think one of the observations is that you don’t need all the code to do a specific task.
Usually you need knowledge of the small subset of the codebase to accomplish the specific task - and part of the work is just scoping the task itself.
Magnet lets you have control over what the right context for the task at hand is, by letting you manually select the files you want to tell the LLM about.
We’re working on having Magnet help in the file-selection part of the workflow too, where at least we can suggest what files are likely relevant based on the prompt
06/03/2023, 12:25 PM
Worth a try! Failed the SMS verification step @nicolaerusan. 😢 I triple checked the phone number, hit resend twice, and waited... just in case.
06/05/2023, 9:01 AM
Used my own api key, the app hung on the first message and I can’t log back in as it says I still have a session active, but I can’t dismiss the sign in modal. @nicolaerusan looking forward to trying it down the line.
06/05/2023, 4:04 PM
hey @wtaysom we were seeing some issues with our authentication provider but we think they should be resolved now - if you try again and hit issues please let us know
06/07/2023, 11:27 AM
I'll try when I get a minute. — Likely when I want to ask my source some questions.