Showing posts from September, 2011

ChatGPT - How Long Till They Realize I’m a Robot?

I tried it first on December 2nd... ...and slowly the meaning of it started to sink in. It's January 1st and as the new year begins, my future has never felt so hazy. It helps me write code. At my new company I'm writing golang, which is new for me, and one day on a whim I think "hmmm maybe ChatGPT will give me some ideas about the library I need to use." Lo-and-behold it knew the library. It wrote example code. It explained each section in just enough detail. I'm excited....It assists my users. I got a question about Dockerfiles in my teams oncall channel. "Hmmm I don't know the answer to this either"....ChatGPT did. It knew the commands to run. It knew details of how it worked. It explained it better and faster than I could have. Now I'm nervous....It writes my code for me. Now I'm hearing how great Github Copilot is - and it's built by OpenAI too...ok I guess I should give it a shot. I install it, and within minutes it'

Coding Fun

I was coding at work the other day and was having a great time. Things were moving fast, and no roadblocks were coming up. Then I asked myself : what's the difference between what I'm doing now and what I'm doing when I do when I'm not enjoying a coding session (other than the fact that I had no major roadblocks appearing)? The answer was pretty clear. I was writing tests first! It wasn't always easy; often it's difficult to think about how I should test a certain functionality when I haven't even designed a solution or written the method or section of code...but it usually pays off afterwards, when I know exactly what is required by the caller/user (should be in the test) and I've already come up with an interface for the functionality (designed by writing the test). After that, all that's left for me to worry about is solving the problem and turning that nasty red 'test failure' light to a bright, tangy green. Just the fact that green

A quick reminder

Not much to do with technology, but a helluva lot to do with progress. If you've got any goals in your life right now, you need to read this .