Generative AI to write better code, in lesser time

Metabob case study

Generative AI to write better code, in lesser time

Problems while working with large codebases

Writing code is an intricate craft that often presents us with an array of challenges. From debugging issues to ensuring the correctness of complex logic, the journey of a programmer can be both frustrating and rewarding. Facing a lot of different kinds of bugs, errors, and unexpected behaviors is inevitable.

Debugging, a critical aspect of the coding process, demands patience and persistence. We've all experienced those moments when finding the root cause of a problem feels like searching for a needle in a haystack. However, armed with the right techniques, debugging can become more manageable and less troublesome.

In the realm of complex codebases with thousands of lines of code spread across multiple files, ensuring the correctness of our logic becomes all the more important. Moreover, making sure that all the logic in your code is correct, becomes tedious and difficult. Especially when you have a thousand files, each with over 10,000 lines of code, and all the files are interdependent. This also makes it difficult to debug problems and pinpoint the exact problem area.

Make coding and debugging easier with Metabob

Metabob is an advanced AI code review tool designed to streamline the process of debugging and refactoring Python code. Currently available as a free VSCode extension for individual users, Metabob aims to revolutionize code review and static code analysis by leveraging a graph-attention-based neural network. This AI-powered tool excels at identifying complex logical and contextual issues within your codebase and offers context-sensitive explanations and solutions to address these problems, thanks to its generative AI capabilities.

The tool's graph-attention-based neural network plays a crucial role in its ability to analyze code. By representing the codebase as a graph, Metabob can capture the relationships and dependencies between different code components. This approach allows it to detect intricate problems that may not be easily identified through traditional static code analysis methods.

Metabob's detection capabilities extend beyond common issues such as syntax errors or basic logic flaws. It can identify challenging problems like unhandled edge cases, which are scenarios that may lead to unexpected behaviour or errors when certain conditions are met. Moreover, it excels at identifying memory leaks, which occur when a program fails to release memory resources properly, potentially leading to performance degradation or crashes. Ultimately, Metabob detects complex problems arising from a wide range of categories, varying from internal API mismatches to GPU/CPU initialization errors in runtime environments, all on your IDE and without executing code

One of the key strengths of Metabob is its ability to provide context-sensitive explanations and solutions for the detected problems. Through the power of generative AI, the tool can not only identify issues but also offer detailed insights into why they may occur and propose practical solutions to address them. This helps developers gain a deeper understanding of the problems and aids in the decision-making process for implementing fixes or refactorings.

Metabob's integration with Visual Studio Code (VSCode), enhances its usability and accessibility for individual users. By seamlessly integrating within the development environment, developers can leverage Metabob's capabilities without needing to switch between different tools or platforms, streamlining their workflow and saving valuable time.

Furthermore, Metabob provides flexibility in terms of the integrated language model (LLM) it employs. By default, it uses a finely-tuned LLM model that is specifically trained to generate problem descriptions and code recommendations. However, developers have the option to customize the LLM by providing their own API key, enabling them to utilize their preferred LLM, such as OpenAI's GPT models.


Metabob is an advanced AI code review tool designed to simplify the process of debugging and refactoring Python code, particularly in large codebases. It leverages a graph-attention-based neural network to detect complex logical and contextual issues that traditional static code analysis may miss.

Metabob excels at identifying problems like unhandled edge cases and memory leaks, providing context-sensitive explanations and solutions through its generative AI capabilities. It seamlessly integrates with Visual Studio Code (VSCode), enhancing usability and saving developers time by eliminating the need to switch between tools.

Developers can customize Metabob's integrated language model (LLM) by providing their own API key, enabling them to utilize their preferred LLM, such as OpenAI's GPT models.

By utilizing Metabob, developers can streamline the coding and debugging process, ensuring code correctness and improving productivity in large codebases.

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