6 Reasons Developers Should Consider Salesforce Lightning Web Components

6 Reasons Developers Should Consider Salesforce Lightning Web Components

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In today’s time, Salesforce has become an essential part of every organization that is looking to streamline its business through a powerful customer relationship management (CRM) system. Today, Salesforce (the world’s number 1 CRM) is widely used among various organizations from startups to large enterprises. 

Lightning Web Components

Salesforce is used by companies to seamlessly automate all of their processes and workflows and take customer satisfaction to a higher level. Due to the vastness of customizable features and proprietary languages, Salesforce creates a steep learning curve for developers. But luckily, the required technical skill set is less framework-specific with lightning web components and developers can easily and smartly utilize the Lightning web components’ framework.

Lightning Web Components

Lightning Web Components, introduced by Salesforce, is a new programming model that helps users build lightning components. It is a faster and smarter way of developing and deploying innovative applications with quality UI on the Salesforce Lightning Platform. It provides more choice to build and quickly deliver custom apps on the Salesforce Lightning Platform and staying ahead with the advanced features to new offerings. 

Lightning Web Components will execute on the browser without any complex situation and hence provide better performance to Salesforce users. It is built upon ES6+ that empowers developers with the modern and advanced JavaScript features.

Why more developers should consider Lightning Web Components?

Huge demand for skilled developers

Today, the need for Salesforce developers is huge. However, finding the right and best developer is often one of the most challenging tasks faced by the IT industry. More skilled professionals would help relieve the client’s anxiety by dealing with business issues more efficiently. 

The biggest advantage of having more talented and certified Salesforce developers is that they will be able to delegate the tasks adequately. Developers can leverage lightning web components and take a big step forward for accelerating component-based development. Based on modern, standard-based javascript, LWC allows developers to use the tool to build components for lightning using standards-based tools.

Less Training of framework

Before using LWC, web developers had to learn about the Aura framework to build custom web applications. When Salesforce launched the lightning framework, they were in search of the programming model that could support large scale client-side applications. So, when Salesforce couldn’t find the right programming model, they introduce their own programming model (Aura component) to support the Lightning Framework.

But when Aura programming model came into power, it has its own challenges. Nevertheless, frameworks such as React, Angular, and Lightning are all JavaScript frameworks, the skills were not transferable to the Aura model. These were the major issue noticed by Salesforce and there was a need for moving towards open web standards that address some of the technical debts. With the announcement of LWC, today’s web stack looks completely new and interactive and focuses more on web standards and less on the framework.

LWC and Aura can work together

LWC and Aura use Lightning Data services to get engage with the Salesforce Platform. With the introduction of LWC, Salesforce now has two programming models for building lightning components. Well, in some cases, Aura and LWC components can even be merge in a single page and can share the same data.

Aura and LWC can interact with each other and their child components through events. Aura uses the Application and Components event to communicate with child communicate or other Aura components. LWC utilizes Custom events to communicate with Aura Components.

Better security support and services

Lightning Locker service is a robust security architecture for lightning components. Lightning locker enhances security by wrapping each lightning component in its own container and allowing developers to manage access to APIs and framework internals. Locker service is enabled by default for all custom LWC. It promotes JavaScript security best practices for securing their Lightning web components and improving the supportability of your code. 

Systematic Testing & Standardized Support

Jest is a powerful and delightful JavaScript Testing Framework created by Facebook, with customized features for creating javascript tests. Salesforce has given developers an extension of the Jest Framework for writing unit tests for Lightning web components. This testing framework can execute from a local machine, a command line, or a Visual Studio Code.

No more extensive use of Developer console

The golden days of working on Developer console are now over. Previously, project teams had to back up their metadata code every day to ensure it wouldn’t be lost due to a mistaken refresh of Sandbox. 

Today, Salesforce is enabling repository-based development that allows developers to build components in their local drive and then move their code to the repository, scratch Org, or to a Salesforce Org.

Now, Org developers have a lightweight open-source IDE “Visual Studio Code” provided by Microsoft and can use Salesforce DX, where each developer can spin up their own developer org and work independently on it.

Conclusion

With the latest web technologies such as JavaScript and CSS, Salesforce has delivered specialized services that result in high productivity and performance. Web developers who are willing to shift to Salesforce can now switch much more of their talent to the Lightning Platform. Through Lightning web components, Salesforce has made it easier for clients and partners to set up developers for their projects, empowering them to provide better service, reach a higher level and achieve maximum return of investment (ROI).

Find out how Cloud Analogy, one of the most-successful Salesforce Development Companies in USA and globally, is transforming businesses of all sizes with robust Lightning Web Components solutions.

Ajay Dubedi

Ajay Dubedi

CEO | Founder
"Ajay Dubedi, the founder and CEO of Cloud Analogy, is a prominent Salesforce Sales, Service, and Marketing cloud Consultant with a rich expertise in handling challenging business models. Ajay has assisted and implemented solutions in industries comprising Banking, Health Care, Networking, Education, Telecommunication and Manufacturing. For the last many years, Ajay has been instrumental in passing on his vast knowledge among his colleagues and strongly believes in harnessing an atmosphere of encouragement, empowerment, and mutual advancement. Ajay is globally acclaimed for his extensive experience in APEX Programming, VisualForce pages, Triggers, Workflows, Page Layouts, Roles, Profiles, Reports & Dashboards."

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