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Salesforce Intros Lightning Web Components

Friday Dec 14th 2018 by Developer.com Staff

The new offering is designed to make it easy for JavaScript developers to code on the company’s platform.

Salesforce yesterday announced the release of Lightning Web Components, a programming model designed to help JavaScript developers code on the company’s Lightning Platform.

“This standards-based programming model gives developers the freedom to use the tools they love to build components – reusable building blocks for creating Lightning apps and experiences,” the company said in a statement. “And by using Lightning Web Components in conjunction with other Lightning developer services and low-code tools, organizations can better utilize all of their existing developer and admin resources to collaboratively build high-performing Web experiences.”

IDC estimates that there are 7.04 million full-time developers worldwide using JavaScript – but there are 250,000 unfilled developer jobs in the U.S. alone. As a result, Salesforce suggests there’s a real need for standards-based approaches that can empower companies to leverage existing skills rather than having to seek out developers versed in platform-specific languages.

“Lightning Web Components has the potential to fundamentally change how we do app development,” Schneider Electric platform architect Anil Sistla said in a statement. “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.”

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