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watsonx Code Assistant Ideas

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AD Build call dynamic resolution outside paragraph

As discussed with the AD development team, the dynamic resolution works only with MOVEs inside the same paragraph with the CALL, plus a case when you have a MOVE to the same paragraph just before the PERFORM <para-with-the-call>, with the co...

Require API based capability for feeding in Natural Language to generate the Ansible code. As well ability to feed in parallel inputs (against the sequential one requiring user intervention today)

Automation and parallel processing

Integration with slack

WCA is useful outside the vscode, and not all developers using vscode. having an integration with slack or as independent plugin. It would be great

Generalized code assistant RAG use case trainable for multiple languages

Multiple IBM clients have approached me with a request to have a generalized watsonx Code Assistant that combines the existing Granite-code models with a RAG partner use case. Ability to fine tune a granite-code model such that it has the latest i...

Have the features and function available on system Z like scanning and refactoring ported to the IBM i COBOL/400

Useful to refactor the COBOL code in IBM i and to be able to migrate it to JAVA eventually. It will benefit all of IBM customers running on the IBM i platform. It should work same way as its working for Z platform.
12 days ago in watsonx Code Assistant Ideas / watsonx Code Assistant (general) 0 Not under consideration

Support for Eclipse IDZ in addition to VS Code

100s of developers in my client MetLife using eclipse based IDe
3 months ago in watsonx Code Assistant Ideas / watsonx Code Assistant for Z 7 Future consideration

Add hotkeys to interact with WCA context input

Add hotkeys to: Use selected text as context in a fresh chat Use selected context in the current chat Focus the chat text input Would really improve the usability as it wouldn't force your hands off the keyboard, it could also potentially push peo...

Refactoring Assistant to advise where good spots are to slice COBOL applications.

A developer could be advised by the refactoring assistant what are good points to slice a COBOL program so that they safe a lot of time in analyzing the COBOL code. This will allow the developer to increase the number of modules/programs they can ...
about 1 month ago in watsonx Code Assistant Ideas / watsonx Code Assistant for Z 0 Under review

Translate Cobol to Java on IBM i

Clients want to modernize their legacy and monolithic applications built years ago using db2 with Cobol on IBM i. They want to innovate, have a scalable solution, reduce operational risks and HR risks (not rely on deep expertise in cobol resources...

Developers need the ability to interact with the LLM

Today the prompting and communication with the LLM is done for the transformation service using the ADDI meta data. Doing this, provides a very opinionated class hierarchy and code generation. This works will for customers with limited skills. But...