Showing posts from May, 2012

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'

Develop With Passion Week Long Course

This past week I attended a course in Austin, TX by a company called Develop With Passion, where I got some much-needed education on design patterns, good OO design and how to apply it to a code base.  This post will be about the course and my thoughts on my journey in software so far. "The greatest of weaknesses is the fear of appearing weak to others."  - First off, I should share where I'm at.  I've just graduated with a BSc. in Computer Science from the University of Calgary.  I landed a sweet job at Amazon in Seattle, and I'm starting there later this year.  I did an internship in oil & gas in Calgary, AB that finished in Dec. 2011, and that combined with my class assignments and small personal projects makes up the entirety of my programming experience...I thought I was ok at coding, I figured I could probably hold my own in design discussions with most professionals, especially after my experience in my internship.  After all, having a degree I