ChatGPT is definitely making me more efficient as a developer!
There are times when I need to do something that I’ve done many times in the past but haven’t done recently enough that I can remember off the top of my head. That’s where ChatGPT comes in handy for me.
For example, I needed to write a SQL query to alter a bunch of tables and change field data types. I simply explained what I needed to ChatGPT, and it gave me the query within seconds. It’s also great for writing quick regular expressions, concise error messages, or solving a specific css issue using a given CSS framework or TypeScript errors.
Of course, I’ve also had instances where the answer provided by ChatGPT was completely wrong. So it’s still important to check what it’s giving you, but you can always have a dialogue and get the right answer.
While Google is still in my muscle memory, I’m finding myself proactively thinking “can I take ChatGPT’s help here?” I believe that soon GPT-based interfaces are going to be the default.
If you’re using ChatGPT in your day-to-day development work, where do you find the most value? I’d love to learn more tips and tricks.