There's an increasing reliance on AI tools such as ChatGPT in the tech field, particularly among developers. reflects on the convenience of AI tools for streamlining work processes, but questions whether their usage leads to a skills and critical thinking decline.

Key points

  • AI-based tools such as ChatGPT are proliferating across tech domains, promising efficiency and convenience in task completion.

  • While leveraging AI can boost productivity, overreliance can hinder developers from honing their foundational skills (in areas like DOM manipulation and pure JavaScript coding).

  • Front-end developers could practice coding from scratch now and again, without frameworks or AI assistance to reinforce core competencies.


Every once in a while, when you’re not in a time constraint, write code using a blank slate.

The answers it gives are often too good and turn us into brainless robots who copy and paste the answers without much thought