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Visakh Vijayan
Visakh Vijayan

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What is the big deal with JSX

JSX stands for JavaScript XML. This is actually not a part of the core language but rather a syntax-extension.

You see, normal React is pretty hard to write. For instance, if you want to create an h1 element using core React code it will be something like this -

var template = React.createElement(
  "Hello World"

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However, JSX makes it simple to write it by doing so -

var template = <h1>Hello World</h1>

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Pretty Cool isn't it. JSX allows you to write plain HTML into JavaScript and believe me when I am saying it makes life so much simpler.

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