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React uses a JSX Transformer that Brian will discuss more later. Because of this, Brian suggests running an HTTP server for this project. He demonstrates how to use NPM to install and startup the http-server node module. Brian also introduces JSX which, like CoffeeScript, transpiles into native JavaScript. - https://github.com/btholt/jsmvc-pres/tree/master/empty-projects/react-todo

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