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Google Gemini made available in AI coding assistant from JetBrains

Google Gemini made available in AI coding assistant from JetBrains

JetBrains announced the addition of the Google Gemini models to its AI coding tool. The models being added now are Gemini 1.5 Pro and 1.5 Flash.

Google launched Gemini 1.5 Pro and 1.5 Flash last month. Features of the models include the long context window, meaning the large language model (LLM) can handle a lot of text at once, as well as the high level of reasoning. According to JetBrains, those features enable developers to implement new use cases. For Flash, the emphasis is on tasks that focus on cost efficiency at high volume and low latency. Developers can test out the capabilities in AI Assistant, the company’s AI coding tool.

“With the rapid advancement of generative AI, it was critical for JetBrains to find partners who could not only keep pace but also innovate and create the most capable models,” said JetBrains CEO Kirill Skrygan. That partner once again turned out to be Google Cloud, with which the company already has a long history of collaborations.

Unburdening Developer

The integration requires JetBrains to support Google Cloud’s Vertex AI. For developers, the assistant will choose whether to use Google’s LLM as AI Assistant chooses the most optimal model for each problem.

The maker of software development tools states in its own research that developers save about eight hours a week by using the coding assistant. In addition to coding, the tool can help solve specific problems and generate tests and documentation.

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