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Path to Learning React

The current post aims to pull together quality content about React into a central location for quick reference.

List of resources that will start you down the path to learning React:

Setting up React


JSX is a preprocessor step that adds XML syntax to JavaScript. You can definitely use React without JSX but JSX makes React a lot more elegant. – http://buildwithreact.com/tutorial/jsx

The Virtual DOM

React Elements 

Elements are the smallest building blocks of React apps.  — React Docs


Components let you split the UI into independent, reusable pieces, and think about each piece in isolation.  Conceptually, components are like JavaScript functions. They accept arbitrary inputs (called “props”) and return React elements describing what should appear on the screen. – React Docs



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