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Learning To Code with AI Series – Episode 1

Generating Complex Code Structures with PowerShell Automation

Hello everyone, it’s Andy from theITapprentice .com. Today we’re diving into a game – changing approach for setting up your code and projects. Whether you’re working on Python, JavaScript, any other language, you can use PowerShell and AI to create your project files and folders quickly.

Let’s get started on that. For PowerShell to create a more detailed code structure, fill out our templates, then paste it back into chat GPT. This will generate a code structure more in line with your project.

Generating Detailed Code Structures in ChatGPT

Blank template prompt for code Generation.

For PowerShell to create a more detailed code structure, fill out our templates, then paste it back into chat GPT. This will generate a code structure more in line with your project.

Title: Write me a detailed code structure
Code Language: [Specify the programming language]
Libraries/Frameworks to Use: [List any specific libraries or frameworks]
Application Purpose: [Briefly describe the purpose of the application]

Additional Details:

  • Include a modular and extensive file and folder structure.
  • Specify components for different functionalities (e.g., models, utilities, GUI, automation logic).
  • Indicate any specific design patterns or architectural styles to be used (e.g., MVC, Factory Method).
  • Mention any specific features or tasks the application should perform.

Our pre-filled template + explanation

Here’s a template that I filled out for a project that I’ve been working on lately for a Selenium web bot. I’ve specified fields such as libraries and frameworks to use and, most specifically, the purpose, which is what chat GPT will use to understand what you need and generate your code and stuff.

Title: Write me a detailed code structure for a Python Flask and Selenium Web Bot

Code Language: Python

Libraries/Frameworks to Use: Flask, Selenium

Application Purpose: Create a web bot which interacts with a social media site to automate tasks to boost our own page following, e.g., like pages and posts

Additional Details:

  • Include a modular and extensive file and folder structure.
  • Specify components for different functionalities such as models for data handling, utilities for common tasks, GUI elements for user interaction, and automation logic for Selenium interactions.
  • Indicate the use of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern for organizing the application structure.
  • The application should be able to perform tasks such as logging into the social media site, searching for specific pages or posts, and automating interactions like liking or commenting.

Example Request:

Write me a detailed code structure for a Python application using Flask and Selenium. The purpose of the application is to create a web bot that interacts with a social media site to automate tasks for increasing the following of our own page, such as liking pages and posts. The structure should be modular and extensive, including components for models, utilities, GUI elements, and automation logic using the MVC design pattern. Ensure the application can perform tasks like logging in, searching, and automating interactions on the social media site.


Additional details are in there to get as much as we can and a much more extensive code base. So I’m going to go ahead and copy and paste the prompts here. Go over to chat GPT and open a new chat thread.Paste it in. Set back a wait a moment. Here’s our results before we pass onto PowerShell for results

Explanation of my Prompt

  • Modular File and Folder Structure: Organizing files and folders modularly ensures easy maintenance and scalability. It helps developers quickly locate and update specific parts of the application.
  • Components for Different Functionalities: Separating components like models (data handling), utilities (helper functions), GUI (user interface), and automation logic enhances code readability and reusability.
  • Design Patterns: Using design patterns like MVC (Model-View-Controller) and Factory Method promotes a clean separation of concerns and more maintainable code.
  • Specific Features/Tasks: Incorporating WordPress functionalities provides practical examples of how the application interacts with webpages.

The result:

Using PowerShell: Efficiently Create Files and Folders

Once you’ve got a comprehensive filecode structure generated, it’s time to turn to PowerShell to create it.

You could do something super simple like:

  1. “Generate a PowerShell script to create the specified file and folder structure at a given path.”
  2. “Please create a script in PowerShell to set up the following project structure in the directory I specify.”
  3. “I need a PowerShell script that reflects this code architecture in a specific folder path.”
  4. “Can you generate a PowerShell command sequence to establish the given file system layout at my chosen location?”

However, you’re better off with a template, here’s the one we use below, which is a bit more custom and fits more in line with our applicatoin r

My Text Prompt for PowerShell Template:

Hi ChatGPT, I need a PowerShell script to set up a Python Flask and Selenium project for a social media bot. Here are the details:

  1. Project Directory Structure:
  • Main folder: social_media_bot
  • Subfolders and files:
    • app/ with __init__.py, controllers/, models/, services/, static/, templates/, utilities/, views/
    • tests/ folder
    • Root-level files: config.py, requirements.txt, run.py
  1. Key Components:
  • Flask Application Setup in run.py
  • Controllers in app/controllers/ with auth_controller.py and bot_controller.py
  • Models in app/models/ with user.py and task.py
  • Services in app/services/ with selenium_service.py and task_service.py
  • Utilities in app/utilities/ with config.py and logger.py
  • Views in app/views/ with login_view.py and dashboard_view.py
  • HTML templates in app/templates/
  • Static files in app/static/
  • Test files in tests/
  1. Sample Code Snippets:
  • Flask Application Initialization in run.py
  • Selenium Service in app/services/selenium_service.py

Could you generate a PowerShell script that creates this directory and file structure, and where applicable, inserts the provided sample code snippets into the correct files?

Outputted PowerShell Script:

The code to create our powershell project is:

# Define the base directory
$baseDir = "social_media_bot"

# Define subdirectories
$subdirectories = @(
    "app",
    "app\controllers",
    "app\models",
    "app\services",
    "app\utilities",
    "app\views",
    "app\templates",
    "app\static",
    "tests"
)

# Create subdirectories
foreach ($dir in $subdirectories) {
    $path = Join-Path $baseDir $dir
    New-Item -ItemType Directory -Force -Path $path
}

# Create root-level files
"config.py", "requirements.txt", "run.py" | ForEach-Object {
    New-Item -ItemType File -Force -Path (Join-Path $baseDir $_)
}

# Create app-level files
"__init__.py", "controllers\auth_controller.py", "controllers\bot_controller.py", "models\user.py", "models\task.py", "services\selenium_service.py", "services\task_service.py", "utilities\config.py", "utilities\logger.py", "views\login_view.py", "views\dashboard_view.py" | ForEach-Object {
    New-Item -ItemType File -Force -Path (Join-Path $baseDir "app\$($_)")
}

# Sample code snippet for Flask Application Initialization in run.py
$runPyContent = @"
from flask import Flask
app = Flask(__name__)

# Add your application initialization code here

if __name__ == '__main__':
    app.run(debug=True)
"@
Set-Content -Path (Join-Path $baseDir "run.py") -Value $runPyContent

# Sample code snippet for Selenium Service in app/services/selenium_service.py
$seleniumServiceContent = @"
from selenium import webdriver

class SeleniumService:
    def __init__(self):
        # Initialize Selenium WebDriver here

    # Add your Selenium related methods here

"@
Set-Content -Path (Join-Path $baseDir "app\services\selenium_service.py") -Value $seleniumServiceContent

# Placeholder for test files in tests/
New-Item -ItemType File -Force -Path (Join-Path $baseDir "tests\placeholder_test.py")
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