Google announced that Bard now has the ability to help people with programming and software development tasks, including code generation, code debugging, and explanation.
You can also easily export a Python code to Google Colab without the need for copying and pasting the code. Bard can also assist with writing functions for Google Sheets.
If you’re new to programming, you can also ask Bard to explain code snippets for you. It can also debug code. For instances when Bard gives an error message or a code that does not do what you needed it to do, you can ask Bard to look at it and fix the code for you. Bard can also help optimize a code by making it faster or more efficient. All you have to do is ask - “could you please make that code faster?” or “find error handling clauses you might have missed.”
Google also adds that Bard is still an early experiment and that it could sometimes provide inaccurate, misleading, or false information. This is also the case when it comes to coding – it could give code that does not work or does not provide the needed output. This is why it is still best to double check Bard’s responses and to review the provided code for errors before relying on it.
Check out the Google announcement here.