ChatGPT Tips

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Here are a few tips that have helped me

  • Paste in working code and have ChatGPT create unit tests for the code
  • Ask ChatGPT to comment or explain code I paste in i.e. code I find online but can’t understand
  • Ask for sample code. This works better if I brainstorm and/or write the code myself then check ChatGPT’s answer. I wrote code to find a nested object in an array, then I asked ChatGPT and learned how to better my code (return a boolean).
  • Ask ChatGPT to rename variables. This has been hit or miss in terms of effectiveness. But I always gain ideas from the effective and ineffective renaming. 
  • Have ChatGPT remove comments. This is simple manual work that is done easily and perfectly by ChatGPT. 
  • Converting from React class to React hooks does not work that well but gave me ideas and helped me review the old school componentDidUpdate function. 
  • This extension is a nice way of supplementing Google searches 
  • I like to ask ChatGPT for explanations (i.e. eli5 “explain like I am 5 years old”), examples, and sources. 

Overall I am enjoying ChatGPT for brainstorming, searching, and getting explanations. It is not perfect by any means but it is a great tool in my toolbox.


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Questions I typically ask

  1. What is your current process?
  2. What are the pain points in the current process?
  3. How would you define an MVP (Minimum Viable Product)? What are the bare minimum of features of an MVP?
  4. What would be on your wishlist for a product?
  • Creating a shared document where the other person can read and write my notes can also be helpful