Kerri and Ash talk trees! Unfortunately for us all, Ash turns this into a recurring analogy about giving in to our AI overlords.
If a tree is going to fall on your house, do you ignore it... or talk to ChatGPT?
Well, Ash is excited about OpenAPI specs that talk back. Our co-hosts talk through a fun approach to this:
*Fun = ask for Getting Started guides, look for issues, get it to code, etc**
As part of this, Kerri and Ash talk about learning how to ask good questions:
Thank you AI. We are better humans now.
ChatGPT can't scrape webpages at the moment, but it caaaaan tell you how!
Ash talks about using ChatGPT to write a webpage scraper in Node.js and clobber it together with the Google Books API.
ChatGPT does a great job functionally, but requires some guidance on coding opinions. Ash has coding opinions, so he asks the AI to:
Kerri points out how interesting it is that ChatGPT fumbles with ESM imports in the same way that a human would.
Mid-project, Ash teeters on the edge between the theory and reality of an xkcd automation classic... but he triumphs in the end? (He does!)
** ChatGPT advised that:
the bullet point "Fun = ask for Getting Started guides, look for issues, get it to code, etc." could be expanded to better explain what fun means in this context.
But we're confident the real human scripters know what fun means 👾