See what’s new in the latest version of the app.

Mar 17

🎥 New videos + even more new languages

#new, #improved

CleanShot 2023-03-17 at 11

Today, we launched a few new videos, one on our homepage that shows a bunch of Refraction utilities working together, and one for our VS Code Extension. We also rolled out a small improvement to our dashboard for teams.

Also we've rolled out support for 12 new languages: ABAP, Ada, Apex, Batch, CameLIGO, Cobol, D, Fortran, Julia, PascaLIGO, Pug and Racket.

Have fun!

Mar 16

🤯 New features and new languages

#new, #improved

CleanShot 2023-03-16 at 14

Another big update today! We have two new features:

  • Generate Regexes: Tell us what you want your regular expression to do and we will write it for you, as well as explain exactly how it works.
  • Generate SQL Queries: Tell us what you want your database query to do and we will write it for you. Works for MySQL, Postgres, BigQuery, Redshift and more!

Also, we added support for 9 new languages: Clojure, F Sharp, Handlebars, Liquid, Powershell, Solidity, Visual Basic .NET, XML and YAML.

We also launched feature pages on our website, like Unit Tests, so you can see how these utilities work before using them! You can find them all on our Features page.

Lastly, if you're an organization wanting to start a business plan but need that extra certainty, we launched our Data Security Policy by special request.

That's all for today! Happy hacking.

Mar 16

🔮 Launched the Refraction Blog


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A small update today! We launched the Refraction Blog, a place for us to share our thoughts on code, AI and the future of software engineering. We're using Midjourney to generate all the cover photos. Going for a magic-y theme, hope you enjoy it! Check it out.

Mar 14

⚡️ A new Editor experience


CleanShot 2023-03-14 at 16

We released a brilliant update today that replaces Refraction's built-in editor with the same one that powers VS Code!

That means you get features like Code Lens, IntelliSense, Typescript checking, multiline editing and most of the other fantastic features that VS Code offers by default.


Mar 13

🤟 Improved Language Support


CleanShot 2023-03-12 at 21

We rolled out support for Assembly today (thanks for the request, Joaquim!) Additionally, we improved our AI endpoints and started work on a secret project 🤫

Mar 13

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Refraction for Teams

#new, #improved, #fixed

CleanShot 2023-03-12 at 20

Today we're releasing our highly-requested Refraction for teams! You can now create a team, invite members and benefit from:

  • Multiple team members
  • Unified billing
  • Shared code history
  • Team management

Plus more awesome stuff coming soon.

Some other neat updates:

  • Our individual paid plan (Pro) is now $8 instead of $10! Who doesn't love a discount.
  • We have an upcoming Enterprise plan for the more discerning engineering teams.
  • We bumped the max uses on our free plan from 5 to 10.
  • We improved our VS Code Extension
  • Some general experience improvements
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes (naturally)

Have fun!

Mar 8

Persisted languages, social logins and CSS pre-processors

#new, #improved

A few neat little updates today! First up, we released a couple of social login providers! You can now create a new Refraction account using your GitHub or Google accounts. Existing accounts can't be merged... yet 🙂

CleanShot 2023-03-08 at 12

We also released persisted languages! This means that once you pick a language in any tool (like Unit Tests), that language becomes the default for any other tool you use! Thank for the fantastic suggestion, Roberto.

By request, we released support for Less and SCSS / Sass, so you can now test, refactor and improve your CSS preprocessor code! Thanks for the callout, Joaquim.

Last but not least, a small set of bugfixes and improvements.

Have fun! ✌️

Mar 8

New History page design and avatars

#new, #improved

Today we rolled out a new design for the History page, making it easier for you to browse your previously generated code and prompts.

CleanShot 2023-03-07 at 20

We also implemented Gravatar for default avatars as well! If you have a Gravatar set up, you'll notice your it will now appear.


Mar 5

UI improvements and misc fixes

#new, #improved, #fixed

We updated our UI to make it easier to move between tools! The new sidebar breaks down Refraction utilities into three areas: Improve, Generate and Learn.

CleanShot 2023-03-05 at 16

We fixed a couple of minor language-based bugs on the Style check and Create functions utilities, as well as improved them so they give better responses.

If you're a web engineer, you'll like this next bit: we migrated the entire app to Next.js 13's app directory! It was a massive undertaking but now we get to enjoy things like React Server Components! As part of this, we open-sourced a library we developed called gpt-encoder. It's a browser-based implementation of OpenAI's token-encoding algorithm.

Last but not least: TONS of other bugfixes and improvements.

Until next time ✌️

Mar 2

⚡️ Turbo mode activated

#new, #improved

Massive update today! By updating to a new AI model, we've drastically increased the performance of generating AI code. You should see these effects immediately.

We also improved usernames in Canny for subscribed users and improved the response formatting of some of our features.

Lastly, we have a new changelog page so you see what’s new in the latest version of the app.

Have fun and let us know what you think!


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