Whenever we work with new code, or we are simply using something we haven’t used for a while, most uf software engineers look for help.
Some of us use google search, ending up on either specialized programming Q&A sites like stackoverflow, some developers blogs, or software documentations sites.
However, recently, a new way of doing things has popped up. You can simply ask chatGPT on how to do something.
Most of the times it will even give you the right solution.
Whatever way you choose to be your helping hand, it doesn’t make the other way invalid nor less efficient.
It is simply a technology workflows clash going on at the moment. And even us, google searchers must admit there is something inspiring about chatGPT and other large language models.
Using them almost feels like talking to a all-mighty, superior being, who just happens to have all this vast amount of knowledge.
However, we must always be careful what kind of information we feed to language models, and also what he gives us back.
We should always be striving to learn about other ways of doing things. And this is where google search might have the upper hand.
1. Critical thinking about google results
2. Staying ahead of curve with chatGPT