I had been meaning to start playing around with React for quite a while now. There is a lot of buzz around React and I really wanted to see what it was all about. I had looked at a little code written with React and JSX and I was frankly a little taken aback by the syntax. But last week, I was at devLink and I saw a presentation by Jim Cowart on the React framework and several things clicked for me. I've started playing around with it this week and I thought I'd write an introductory post to cover what I've learned so far.