Where it Shines
Many tools have documentation that is not easily discoverable, poorly written, or disorganized. ChatGPT cuts through this mess to deliver the thing you’re looking for more quickly.
Why it Flops
- ChatGPT often lacks the full context on the project you’re working on.
- It rarely is trained on or has access to any private libraries you use.
- It fails to differentiate between versions of libraries on different operating systems.
- The training data is not frequently refreshed, leaving out new features and changes.
What I am Using Instead
- Kapeli’s Dash App makes it easy to search official document sets locally.
- Kagi has a programming lens that makes it easy to search lots of programming related resources.
- Kagi’s FastGPT is a middle ground and is AI backed by web results.
- GitHub and StackOverflow’s search engines search what are the most comprehensive resources for most of my issues.