My first experiences with ChatGPT and how it can aid Sitecore development

2022, Dec 06

The last few days, Twitter was crowded with tweets about ChatGPT, ChatGPT-3 and OpenAI. A revolutionary chatbot. It intrigued me when people were asking the bot for code snippets and the bot was, actually, giving answers that were usable. I got more interested after I found out that the ChatBot could actually solve the different excersises for the advent of code 2022. This blogposts learns what ChatGPT is and how it can aid SItecore development.

What is ChatGPT?

The best way to answer is, to let the bot answer this question:

what is ChatGPT?

And the answer:

ChatGPT is a large language model trained by OpenAI. It is a variant of the GPT-3 model that is specifically designed to generate human-like text in response to user input, making it well-suited for use in chatbots and other conversational applications. ChatGPT has been trained on a massive amount of text data, giving it the ability to generate responses that are appropriate for a wide range of topics and contexts.

how can it aid with Sitecore development?

As you might have read, this is not my first blogpost about ChatGPT. These are the two previous blogposts:

I have to admit: I didn't write them, but the chatbot did. That's right. It even generated the code for the Sitecore MVC renderings and converted that piece of code into ReactJS code.


To me, it felt a bit of Inception. Let an AI write a blogpost for you, and even generate the code that is used inside it, while migrating it to another technology.

My thoughts

To me, it feels we are at the verge of a new era, where a lot of code that we used to write, will be generated by an AI. This AI can do various things; create new code (please write me a Sitecore MVC rendering which displays a news article, title, image and description), or use this AI to convert existing code into another technology stack (convert the Sitecore MVC rendering code to ReactJS). This will, over time, not only reduce human errors, but also speed up regular tasks, or repetitive tasks, which were hard to automate in the past. I am definitely going to play more with this very, very powerful application and see how (and if) I can embed this into our daily tasks