Speed up your coding with AI

Jan 6, 2023
Updated • Jan 5, 2023
Apps, Software

OpenAI has unleashed two incredible AI tools that are currently all the rage. Whereas most of the buzz is centered around its incredible ChatGPT, its dataset pales in comparison with its bigger sibling GPT-3. In short, ChatGPT is very well suited for human-like conversations and GPT-3 provides more accuracy.

Both are incredible tools that can write poems, stories, essays, and even code. All this has a lot of people concerned since it raises the question of whether humans are redundant in a world where AI is more powerful each day. 

Others already see ways in which they can use these tools to enhance their work. Many developers are currently using these to improve their code or even code from scratch. This is because both ChatGPT and GPT-3 can be tasked with developing software and making assessments over code.

For instance, I have asked ChatGPT the following: Develop Python code for a simple calculator. This is what ChatGPT replied:

Sure! Here is a simple calculator that can perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division:

def calculator(num1, operator, num2):

  if operator == "+":

    return num1 + num2

  elif operator == "-":

    return num1 - num2

  elif operator == "*":

    return num1 * num2

  elif operator == "/":

    return num1 / num2


    return "Invalid operator"

print(calculator(2, "+", 3))

print(calculator(5, "-", 1))

print(calculator(4, "*", 5))

print(calculator(9, "/", 3))

It even went on to explain the different parts of the code: 

“This code defines a function calculator that takes in three arguments: num1, operator, and num2. The function first checks the value of the operator and then performs the corresponding arithmetic operation on num1 and num2. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like to see any other examples.”

Pretty amazing, huh? So, developers have been trying to further enhance the capabilities of ChatGPT for specific purposes, just like what Nicolae Rusan did with error.tips.

Powerful AI tools can help you code. Are you up for it?

Auto-fixing code with error.tips

ChatGPT is very powerful when asked to perform tasks. However, it’s not real-time. This is what Nicolae Rusan set out to accomplish with error.tips. This tool was developed using OpenAI’s ChatGPT to provide real-time assistance when coding.

Using it is effortless, too. All you need to do is code, and the AI will give suggestions and error-solving tips. The app is currently not open to the public, and you need to request access to use it.

That said, there’s a Demo version available where you can paste your code, and the error message you get. Error.tips will then analyze the code and offer possible explanations for the error. It uses a smaller dataset than the real-time version, but it’s still incredibly helpful.

Another major feature is that no matter the programming language you use, error.tips has you covered. I’ve tried some broken Javascript code, and it gave a provably correct answer, stating that its degree of confidence was high. 

Its developer is still deciding on important design aspects, for instance, how to integrate it in your dev flow, and analyzing what prompts give the best solutions. Even though it’s still under development, it’s an incredible tool you can try for free on its official website.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments (https://www.ghacks.net/chatgpt-gets-schooled-by-princeton-university/#comments). Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If ghacks.net intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this Friend.tech as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/08/23/what-is-friend-tech/] and it appears there but as well here at [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/07/08/how-to-follow-everyone-on-threads/]

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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