At Nauta Connect, the development team is continuously at work to create advanced software solutions that meet the needs of our clients. How do they stay ahead in this ever-changing technological world? One of the tools they use is ChatGPT. In this blog, we delve deeper into how they employ this tool in our daily operations.
Imagine this: a junior developer faces a complex issue. He wants to know, for instance, how to integrate a specific API with our WebManager. Instead of spending hours searching the internet, scrolling through countless articles, and filtering what’s relevant, ChatGPT does all this in a fraction of the time. ChatGPT provides directly relevant documentation and sample codes. This saves time and makes the learning process more efficient.
And once a piece of code from ChatGPT works, the result is still checked by other developers according to our four-eyes principle – a method we always adhere to, with or without ChatGPT.
Our team possesses extensive software knowledge, but translating that knowledge into clear and correct Dutch or English can be challenging. ChatGPT assists us in rewriting and refining manuals, ensuring our clients always receive clear instructions from us.
But that’s not all. ChatGPT also proves its worth in training new developers. This AI-driven tool provides answers to substantive questions from, for example, a comprehensive manual.
A completely different application of ChatGPT is visualising a new concept. Drafting a complex code for such a new product can be time-consuming. But with ChatGPT, what would normally take days can be reduced to just a few hours to realise a working prototype. A prime example of this was when we asked ChatGPT to generate a code to visualise a modular locker in 3D. Within 5.5 hours, we had a tool that allowed us to view the locker from all sides, add or remove columns – a task that would typically take three to four days!
Imagine the benefits this clever tool can bring to a large department of developers: the savings in both time and money are substantial!
We’ve found that ChatGPT is particularly effective with new concepts set up from scratch. The learning curve is indeed strongest when developing new products and ideas. However, as soon as human insight and interpretation are required, the efficacy of ChatGPT can diminish. It’s a matter of trial and error. If you find that you spend more time modifying what ChatGPT has suggested than drafting it yourself, it might be time to take a step back. But those initial steps with ChatGPT can save hours, if not days, of development time.
Would you like to know how to use ChatGPT in your business? Please get in touch! We’re happy to share our experience.