Salesforce is commonly known as a Customer Relationship Management company among Salesforce development companies or some people may call it a wider cloud platform company. Blame it on their No-Software logo or not-so-strong marketing as a software development company, The surprising fact is there are very few people who recognize Salesforce as a software development company focused on programming application software.
Despite their image, Salesforce keeps coming with some new and innovative software every now and then. low-code solutions like Lightning App Builder and Lightning Flow, pro-code tools like Salesforce DX, and enterprise services like Salesforce IoT and Salesforce Einstein are some of the stars of the list.
The newest entry in this list is Salesforce Lightning web components, and in this blog, we will talk about it in an introductive manner.
Mike Rosenbaum, EVP of product at Salesforce says- “We are constantly working and looking for ways to help our customers go faster, innovate and deliver new products to their customers and employees, With Lightning Web Components, we are giving developers a new, sophisticated, standards-driven framework for building enterprise apps on Lightning. Every time we have released a new platform capability we see an acceleration of innovation in our 150,000 customer base and we are excited to see what our community of developers will be able to create with Lightning Web Components.”
Now comes the question – “why is Salesforce encouraging Low-code application development?”
the reason is- the programming industry is lacking developer talent and low-code application development requires less manpower. According to a recent study, 250,000 developer jobs are unfilled in the United States currently. In this scenario platforms like Salesforce Lightning Web Component can be proved blockbusters.
Lightning web component is built according to the web standards so its kind of a new breed of lightweight frameworks. Templates, custom elements, decorators, modules, shadow DOM, and other new language constructs available in ECMAScript 7 makes it more convenient for Salesforce development companies to leverage lightning web components.
According to Dory Weiss, VP of engineering at bank operating system company nCino- “Lightning Web Components give 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 our development and increasing productivity.”
Salesforce lightning web components not only provide specialized Salesforce services on top of the core stack but also include-
- Base Lightning Components- An array of 70 UI components built as custom elements
- Lightning Data Service- to allow access to Salesforce data, data caching, metadata, and data synchronization.
- A User Interface API
Salesforce metadata combined with the lightning web component programming model can produce the next level of productivity.
Besides all praising words, in the last few years, Salesforce has attracted a lot of criticism too. We hope Salesforce will get over the criticism and raise as a software development company even after having a no software logo. Salesforce Lightning Web Components can be a gamechanger among low-code frameworks so good luck to Lightning web components.