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Explaining how Carlsberg unifies development on GitHub and accelerates innovation with Copilot in more detail.

By integrating GitHub Copilot into our development workflow, Carlsberg has significantly enhanced the developer experience. Copilot acts as an intelligent coding assistant, offering real-time suggestions and code completions. This seamless integration enables our developers to write more efficient and error-free code. From a business perspective, this translates to accelerated development cycles and a boost in productivity, allowing us to bring innovations to market faster and maintain a competitive edge.

Understand Code Faster

GitHub Copilot transcends simple code suggestions by providing developers with the ability to quickly understand existing codebases and even entire projects. This feature is invaluable for onboarding new team members and tackling complex legacy systems. By asking Copilot to explain intricate code, developers can rapidly grasp functionality without deep-diving into documentation or consulting peers. For Carlsberg, this means reduced ramp-up times for new projects and more efficient utilization of developer time, leading to cost savings and faster project deliveries.

Spend Less Time on Scaffolding

Scaffolding, while necessary, often consumes valuable time that could be better spent on developing business-critical features. GitHub Copilot streamlines this process by generating the foundational code structures automatically. This allows our developers at Carlsberg to concentrate on crafting the unique aspects of our solutions that drive real business value. The direct result is a more agile development process, with resources optimally allocated towards innovation and creating competitive advantages.

Lower the Learning Curve

Adopting new frameworks and technologies is a constant challenge in the fast-paced tech environment. GitHub Copilot lowers the learning curve for our developers by suggesting how to effectively use new frameworks. This guidance reduces the time spent on trial and error, enabling our team to leverage the latest technologies confidently. For Carlsberg, this capability ensures that we are always at the forefront of technology adoption, enhancing our agility and ability to respond to market changes swiftly.

Reduce Monotonous Work

Monotonous Work, like writing unit tests, though critical for ensuring code quality, can be tedious and time-consuming. GitHub Copilot addresses this by generating unit tests, which developers can then review and refine. This automation not only speeds up the development process but also ensures a high standard of code quality. At Carlsberg, leveraging Copilot for unit testing means our developers can focus more on developing features that add value to the business, while still maintaining a robust and reliable codebase.

Improve Documentation

Well-crafted documentation is crucial for maintainability and scalability but is often overlooked due to the time it requires. GitHub Copilot aids in this aspect by automatically generating meaningful comments and documentation during code commits or pull request reviews. This not only saves time but also enhances the quality of our documentation, making it easier for developers to understand and work with our code. At Carlsberg, improved documentation directly translates to reduced maintenance costs and smoother collaboration among teams, further driving operational efficiency.

Developer Experience = Productivity + Impact + Satisfaction

At Carlsberg, our integration of GitHub Copilot into our development workflow has not just been about improving individual elements of the coding process—it’s about a holistic enhancement of the overall developer experience. 

GitHub frames Developer Experience as the sum of Productivity, Impact, and Satisfaction. Here’s how Copilot aligns with these components:

  • Productivity: By automating and accelerating parts of the development cycle, Copilot directly boosts productivity. In the “Spend Less Time on Scaffolding” and “Reduce Monotonous Work” sections, we explored how Copilot streamlines tasks that traditionally consume significant time and resources. This allows our developers to focus on higher-value work, speeding up our overall project timelines and making our workflow more efficient.
  • Impact: The true measure of any tool or process change is the impact it has on the business and its goals. As discussed in “Understand Code Faster” and “Improve Documentation,” Copilot helps our team tackle complex systems more effectively and maintain better documentation. This not only enhances our current projects but also secures our long-term ability to adapt and grow, significantly impacting our operational success and market competitiveness.
  • Satisfaction: A satisfied developer is a productive and innovative developer. Through features like lowering the learning curve for new technologies and reducing the drudgery of repetitive tasks, as highlighted in “Lower the Learning Curve” and “Reduce Monotonous Work,” Copilot increases job satisfaction. This leads to a more engaged team, ready to innovate and push boundaries in pursuit of new solutions.

By investing in tools that elevate these aspects of the developer experience, Carlsberg is not just improving our software; we are fostering a culture of efficiency, innovation, and satisfaction. This commitment not only enhances our current team’s morale and output but also positions us as a forward-thinking leader in leveraging technology to drive business success.


GitHub Copilot has revolutionized the way we approach software development at Carlsberg, significantly enhancing the overall developer experience. By automating repetitive tasks, simplifying complex codebases, and expediting the learning process for new technologies, Copilot has allowed our developers to focus on what they do best: creating innovative solutions that drive real business value. This not only leads to a more satisfied and engaged development team but also accelerates our time-to-market and improves our competitive stance. The integration of GitHub Copilot into our workflow is a testament to Carlsberg’s commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology to foster a culture of efficiency, innovation, and continuous improvement. It’s clear that by investing in tools that enhance the developer experience, we’re not just improving our software; we’re building a stronger foundation for our business’s future success.