Now millions of web developers can code on the Lightning Platform faster than ever, using standards-based tools they love
Companies can remove innovation roadblocks and supercharge productivity with Lightning Platform developer services and low-code tools
Shifting to a Standards-Based Model
Lightning Web Components: Standards-Based, High-Performing, Easy to Use
? Compatible and easy to use — Lightning Web Components can run side-by-side with Aura Components (Aura is the existing programming model, built by Salesforce in 2015) and, once created, can be similarly leveraged by admins and business users to create and customize apps with clicks, not code.
Lightning Combines Developer Services and Low-Code Tools To Drive Innovation
In addition, by combining Lightning Web Components with the broader Lightning Platform capabilities — including pro-code tools like Salesforce DX; low-code solutions like Lightning App Builder and Lightning Flow; and enterprise services like Salesforce Einstein and Salesforce IoT — companies can build large-scale customer experiences, extend the functionality of CRM, create apps for specific departments ranging from HR to finance, and more
Comments on the News
? “Lightning Web Components has the potential to fundamentally change how we do app development,” said Anil Sistla, Platform Architect, Schneider Electric. “The performance gains have been significant so far, both in terms of speed and stability, and we see Lightning Web Components as a great way to help us realize our digital transformation goals.”
? “Having a standards-based programming model will help enable us to build Salesforce applications and experiences for end users faster, while empowering our development team to use tools they’re already familiar with,” said Saideep Raj, Senior Managing Director of Accenture’s Salesforce Business Group. “The fact that components will work side-by-side with existing ones will help us avoid having to recreate applications from scratch so we can focus more time on innovating with our clients.”
? “nCino is focused on delivering the best possible user experience to anyone accessing our Bank Operating System, which often requires the creation of our own custom apps and components,” said Dory Weiss, VP of Engineering at nCino. “Lightning Web Components gives our developers the ability to quickly create immersive apps, and gives our customers’ admins the ability to use simple drag-and-drop components without having to code. This could change the game for us by speeding up development and increasing productivity.”
? “The demand for digital solutions exceeds the supply of developer resources that can produce them,” said Arnal Dayaratna, Research Director of Software Development at IDC. “The model specific to Salesforce’s Lightning Web Components empowers developers to build web applications using standards-based tools with which they are familiar. By combining this model with a multitude of developer tools that harness command line development skills, low-code development and no-code development, Salesforce’s portfolio of developer tools embraces the diversity of developer personas in the world today.”
? Read more about what Lightning Web Components means for developers here: http://developer.salesforce.com/blogs/2018/12/introducing-lightning-web-components.html
? To learn more about Lightning Web Components, go to: https://www.salesforce.com/products/platform/features/
? Lightning Web Components will be generally available in February 2019 and will run in any Salesforce org. To create a Lightning Web Component, customers will need an Enterprise, Unlimited, Performance or Developer Edition org.
Salesforce Lightning Platform
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1 IDC’s Worldwide Developer Census, 2018: Part-Time Developers Lead the Expansion of the Global Developer Population (October 2018, Doc #US44363318)
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