February 13 2022 – TeSTING OUT CHATGPT IN THE TOOLBOX
Blog post number two – yeeeeeahhh!
While I’ve been working on some brand new projects and working hands on learning new technology to support an Electronic Data Capture (EDC) project – I’ve been unable to stop watching the rapid growth of ChatGPT as it flows across the entire digital landscape at the outset of 2023.
My initial forays into testing out how to use ChatGPT have been to use it most simply for writing or re-writing text blocks, and then to do much more complex tasks like re-evaluating all the plugins that I use to support my clients with OpnStockn.
The immediate usefulness of a natural language processing tool, to enhance the workflow and development process for me – a rapid prototyping, front-end designer and developer – is totally clear. Just as much as I use a code editor, and photoshop and sketch and figma – I’m going to be using ChatGPT and its descendants as part of the routine toolkit.
For production ready code – the contributions from ChatGPT are non-functional – however, with a little fine tuning, a little engineering and some revision – the tool provides me with ideas and alternate approaches worth pursuing, and worth examining and testing against my own approaches. The code itself is not useful – the new ideas and alternative approaches, and new questions they prompt have already jumpstarted my own thinking and process.
Stay tuned for updates as I enhance my own toolkit here, and keep an eye out for demos and how-tos as I advance the upcoming versions of the OpenStockn toolkit.