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  • The most annoying part of the coding for me is to type all the syntax.

    I think most of you would agree with me. To overcome this hectic task of coding, you can leverage a tool to autocomplete the syntax called Kite.

    We are going to see the details and how to work with the software to make Python development faster.

    What is Kite?

    Kite is an AI-based autocompletion tool for Python. It uses machine learning to help you with the suggestions for keywords while coding in Python. And it’d completely free.

    Look at the glimpses of Kite.

    Kite Demo

    And a YouTube video.

    It’s a plugin that can integrate with IDEs and Text Editors to help in coding faster. It works for most of the popular text editors and IDEs like Atom, PyCharm, Sublime, VS Code, Vim, Spyder, and IntelliJ.

    Currently, Kite only supports Python. But, there is a plan for expanding the services to other programming languages as well in the future.

    Let’s explore the Kite features.

    Line-of-Code Completions

    As you see in the above demo, line-of-code completion helps to write the code quickly with the recommendations. We can select our desired keywords, functions, methods from the list of mentions by the kite. It is easy, and you don’t have to do anything to get it.

    Kite automatically shows the list of responses based on you the first characters.

    Line-of-Code Completion

    You can see an example snap above and on the home page of Kite.

    Save Time

    We can save a lot of time with the Kite. It helps to reduce the time of coding with the autocompletion. Almost 47% of keystrokes will reduce using the Kite.

    Kite Save Time Demo

    One-click Documentation

    Kite also provides the documentation for Python. While writing code, if you have any doubts on how to use a method, then open the kite app and click on the Click for docs to follow the cursor, then the Kite will automatically show the related docs based on the cursor.

    Kite Docs

    After clicking the docs button, it will look as follows.

    Kite Docs

    Now, open Python file in any text editor and place the cursor on any method, module, or arguments. Kite will show the related docs in the Kite Copilot.

    Kite Docs Demo

    You can move the cursor to a method, modules, or arguments to see the docs in the Kite Copilot. Watch the demo to understand it better.

    Kite Docs Demo Video

    Intelligent Snippets

    Quick snippets allow us to complete the function calls without any efforts. Kite automatically fills the arguments for us to change accordingly.

    Kite Intelligent Snippets

    Secure

    Kite is secure. You can continue using the Kite without an account. If you want to get weekly stats about using the Kite, then go for the creation of the account. It runs locally, so we don’t have to worry about the data.

    Weekly Stats

    If you login to an account in the Kite, then it will also send you the mail with autocompletion numbers, the number of hours you spend on coding, etc.., weekly.

    Weekly Stats

    Like so far? Let’s see the installation instructions.

    Kite is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

    Installing Kite on Windows

    • Go to the Kite website.

    Kite Home

    • Click on the Download Now – It’s Free button.

    Kite Download Page

    • Double click on the file and click on the Yes to start the installation process.

    Kite Installation_1

    It will take a few seconds to complete the installation.

    Installing Kite on Linux

    It works on all major distro like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Linux Mint, Arch Linux, etc. The following demonstration is from Ubuntu.

    • Go to the link
    • Copy the wget command by clicking the copy button

    Kite Linux Download Page

    • Open the terminal and paste the command

    Kite Installation Command

    • Hit enter to start the installation

    Kite Installation_1

    • Enter again. Enter and hit Enter to continue the process. Give the password when it asks.

    Kite Installation_2

    After the completion of the installation, the kite will open automatically.

    Installing Kite on Mac

    • Go to the official site link
    • Click the Download button to download the .dmg file
    • Open the .dmg file and drag the Kite icon into the applications folder.
    • Double click on the kite icon to run it.

    Common Installation Steps

    You will see the following screen after the completion of the installation.

    Kite Account Creation

    • Enter the email and check the Let me choose which editor plugins to install.
    • Click continue
    • Next, select the IDEs and Text Editor from the list of apps available for Kite and click install

    Kite Plugin

    • It will take a few seconds and then the following screen will appear

    Finish

    • Click on Let’s go! to complete the process.

    Conclusion

    Kite is an excellent add-on for Python developers. Take advantage of its machine learning features to supercharge the development.

    Happy Coding 🙂