DevelopmentWeb Apps with Rust: Your Guide to a Sleek, Fast Application
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Write tech stories without being a programmer
November 20, 2023
Stuck trying to write about web development without a tech background? I’ve been there. I have been writing for various businesses for years, but, when it comes to web development, my technical knowledge is limited. However, I’ve discovered an effective way to create compelling content on this fascinating and ever-evolving topic. I’ve teamed up with a tech-savvy coworker, Michael, and the assistance of ChatGPT.
ChatGPT has been a big help. It’s like having a tech translator by my side. But, not all is rosy… Our relationship it’s not perfect – it solves some problems and creates new ones. Let me show you what a day looks like working with my new partner, ChatGPT, to turn techie talk into engaging stories.
It all starts with Michael, a developer coworker, who gives me the lowdown on a topic. In this case, “How to Create a Web App with Rust.” I get a bunch of code and explanations that sound as complex as Greek, but that’s where the fun begins.
Next, I jump in, breaking down the complex stuff into something anyone can understand. It’s all about keeping it light, adding a bit of ease and agility, and, most importantly, making it relatable. I take those code bits and turn them into a story everyone can enjoy.
But here’s the rub. ChatGPT sometimes removes lines of code it deems redundant. It’s crucial to explain that while the developer may be detail-oriented, the code is meant for beginners, and I need to retain those parts.
Also, I constantly remind it to steer clear of “u” words like “unleash”, “uncover”, and “unlocking” –seriously, what’s with the obsession? Communicating with artificial intelligence can be challenging, but I persevere.
Leveraging ChatGPT 4’s new capabilities, I share the link with it for a final check. At the same time, I share the link with the real brain on it, Michael. He approved my writing, but…
This part is a balancing act. ChatGPT is great for SEO advice, but I always have to ensure it doesn’t change the core code. It’s about tweaking the text, not the tech. I repeat this step a lot of times until the tool understands that “don’t touch the code snippets” is a non-negotiable prompt.
11:26 am: I write “don’t touch the code snippets” prompt again
11:29 am: … and again
11: 32 am: and again!
Great. Finally, I can say that this infernal machine understands that I want to check only the “frosting zone”, and not the cupcake at all.
That wraps up today’s session with you, ChatGPT. You’re great at pointing out my mistakes but quite stubborn with yours. See you in the next update!