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The volume of code in production today, coupled with the pressure to deliver new features, is unprecedented.

Furthermore, the code we work with is often non-habitable, meaning that it is poorly understood, poorly tested, and difficult to change. Will GenAI save us from this issue or cause it to proliferate? It turns out that there is a path to habitable code and, if used appropriately, AI coding assistants can help get us there. This talk focuses on the techniques and strategies that can be used across various AI coding assistants to improve code habitability. Conversely, it also covers what to watch out for, so that the use of AI coding assistants do not cause us to proliferate poorly understood, brittle code that introduces defects and gets in the way of software agility.