React was developed by Facebook to solve their own issues with large applications and since its release in 2013, it has exploded in popularity. But, what about this “JSX” that you often hear associated with React?
What exactly is JSX?
JSX produces React “elements” which, as the building blocks of React apps, enable developers to construct the application’s UI.
// JSX Example
const element = <h1>Hello, world!</h1>;
One of the main advantages of using JSX is that it allows you to see the layout within the code, making it more comfortable to understand and maintain.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to use JSX to use React. But it’s these advantages that make JSX popular among React developers. It reduces complexity, brings syntax closer to the familiar realm of HTML, and offers a cleaner and more logical code organization.
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