A decade ago we launched Force.com, one of the first platforms-as-a-service and the fastest way to go from idea to app. Combining cloud computing with groundbreaking low-code app development tools, Force.com removed the complexities of building apps, empowering everyone to build without limits.
Today, Force.com is the world's #1 application PaaS, extending beyond its low-code roots to provide services including security and data integration. And with innovations like Lightning App Builder, Force.com continues to reimagine enterprise app development - becoming the first platform to offer not just low-code, but “no-code” app development, empowering anyone to create apps by dragging and dropping pre-built components into a completely new app.
Lightning Platform builds on the foundation of Force.com. That's why, going forward, we'll be using Lightning Platform as our brand. None of the Force.com features our Customer Trailblazers love are going away; this change better reflects all the new innovations under the hood of Force.com and our ongoing mission to empower every business with the tools they need to build apps and innovate faster.
The Lightning Platform is composed of the following:
Thank you to all the Customer Trailblazers and your feedback along this journey. For more on the Lightning Platform, our mission and the values that drive us, see here.