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Discussion on: Build a shortest route app like UberEats / Deliveroo in React! (tutorial)

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Jon Randy

31:06 Adding Multiple Delivery Points and Calculating the shortest route

Except that you aren't calculating the shortest route, the API is. Would be more interesting to know how this actually works. Getting kind of tired of all these 'tutorials' of how to do X that either just import a library and call a function, or make a call to an API. You could boil of these down to "How to call a function" and "How to call an API"

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Eric A. Kumah • Edited on

In this decade? "DRYing" and "!Reinventing the wheel" in step 31:06 is necessary to get things done in infinitely easier and quicker way, yet React itself is a library that depends so much on 3rd party libraries...
You cannot go down the line of not "DRYing" and "!Reinventing the wheel" without the nitty-gritty low level, in-depth knowledge of computer science concepts.

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Jon Randy

I think you missed the point of my comment. So many 'tutorials' on here and elsewhere are essentially teaching nothing other than very simple concepts like including libraries, calling functions, calling APIs etc.

There is nothing interesting here - it's little more than simple plumbing... connect pre-built machine A to prebuilt machine B to do such and such task. That is utterly boring and to my mind - not development. If you're happy to do that kind of stuff, fine - but the really interesting work is in the building of these machines - that is infinitely more rewarding and stimulating.

Strive to be a developer, not a plumber

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Eric A. Kumah • Edited on

Thanks for the clarification but I strongly believe if you specifically put in a request for that tutorial, Ania can be of help.

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Ania Kubow Author • Edited on

For sure! Thanks for your positive comments Eric! So much negativity in this world, its nice to see kindness! This tutorial is done especially to show what the Tom Tom API can do, as said in the intro :)