Using MDX for writing blog posts

MDX is a great tool for writing blog posts. It allows us to write JSX in your markdown files. It is a great tool for writing blog posts for React developers as it allows us to create blog postst with React components in it.

MDX is a file format that lets you write JSX in your Markdown files. You can import components, such as interactive charts or alerts, and embed them within your content. This makes writing long-form content with components a blast 🚀

In Next.js we can use Content Layer to easily integrage MDX into our site.

One of the major benefits of using MDX is that we can write React components in our markdown files. This makes it easy to create complex blog posts with interactive components. We can also use MDX to create documentation for our projects.

The downsides of using MDX is that it is quite tricky to setup. We are also limited when we want to integrate CMS into our site. We can't use Content Layer with CMS like Contentful or Prismic as far as I know.

However if using CMS is not really important for me right now, as I mostly use VSCode to write my blog posts, I think MDX is a great tool for writing engineering stuff in React and Next.js.