While most of Bluesky cries over AI-“plagiarism”, there are others building the future with it:

March of last year, I didn’t know how to code in python. I asked GPT-4 to implement the basic functionality of getting HTTP data from an API endpoint back in April/May of last year.

Then, I put the code base on a secret Gist and kept pointing the GPT-4 Plugin to its own source code with new feature requests, improvements, and bug fixes. Directing its attention to the parts it was to work on next.

I repeated this process several thousand times over the course of the next 7 months to today. And now it’s a fully Asynchronous Quart ASGI service pushing 5,000 lines of code, and can do all this 👇

It’s AI building itself.

It also taught me Python in the process. I am quite proficient now. And the Python it wrote is quite capable. Here’s an example of how we persist sessions with no authentication necessary just by maintaining a working knowledge model of the Ephemeral User ID’s and Conversation ID’s.

Vue 2 hit EOL on December 31st. Prior to AI, upgrading Subtxt would’ve taken months. With AI, I’ll have it done by the end of the month.

Might even use it to convert the friend to a Swift app, and publish that in February.

James R. Hull @jhull