The Key Features of Salesforce Lightning Web Components
- Shifting towards a modular design, Salesforce developers can now compile “components” of code. These are reusable blocks of code that they can store and use elsewhere without having to rewrite the same piece of code every time
- Customisation of apps through compatibility with Aura, allowing the building of apps through clicks rather than designing code
Integrated With Salesforce Developer and Other Services
The new Web Components element of the Lightning Platform will make a great addition to the arsenal of developer services. Others include Lightning Data Service which enables access to metadata and Salesforce data to users, security features through Lightning Locker, and Base Lightning Components, a building block library to aid development of your core apps.
There is also the ability to combine other functions through Salesforce such as DX, Lightning Flow, and Lightning App builder. Not to mention the AI system Einstein and their tools for the Internet of Things. No matter the size of your business, all these Salesforce tools can be combined to permit the creation of full CRMs, and apps for each department, for both B2B and B2C services. Salesforce Lightning Web Component is available to users of the Enterprise, Unlimited, Performance or Developer Edition subscriptions.
Easier for Your Developers
The more exciting development – and one already mentioned – is of the Lightning Components. Previously, there had been a need to keep “reinventing the wheel” with blocks of code, slowing down your development. But the new modular nature of code creation means that core components can be saved, leading to greater innovation and faster development. Efficiency and streamlining for development and updates will certainly be as welcome to your coders as it will be for your customers.
Before now, your developers needed to use Aura, a model of programming available through Salesforce that had been the standard since 2014. This date is significant because it was when Salesforce began systematically pushing the client-side application model that has become so successful for them today. As with any early innovation, multiple competing models emerged, and it was not obvious which would eventually come to dominate the market. Salesforce created Aura back then. It was necessary for 2014, but in 2019, expectations have changed. Technology requirements have moved on, and so has how Salesforce approach the problem.
- Lightning Components built in Aura will flow seamlessly to work with Web Components
- Nothing to rebuild; you may still use Aura if you wish