Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, has introduced a new programming platform called Lightning Web Components (LWC) in December 2018, in comparison to the existing Aura Framework.
Lightning Web Components and Lightning components can co-exist and work together on a single page. Both of these components appear as Lightning Components for admins and end-users.
What Are Lightning Components?
Lightning Components can be defined as a user interface (UI) framework that is used to create robust Single Page Applications (SPAs) for desktop and mobile technologies.
Salesforce Admins make use of these components for creating single-page web applications that deliver an end-to-end customer experience on the Salesforce platform to facilitate a variety of functions. Lightning Components can be created, divided, and integrated seamlessly with all the other components that let you create highly customized and sophisticated pages using the flexible page layouts.
What Are Lightning Web Components?
Benefits Of Lightning Web Components
There are plenty of benefits of using Salesforce Lightning Web Components for everyone in different roles.
- Standardized-based architecture can be utilized to build components for pages easily and rapidly.
- The reuse of code is supported for faster deployments.
- Support unit testing framework for quality assurance.
- Lightning Web Components make the process of building a Lightning page much easier with the help of advanced standard-based architecture,
- Implement Lightning Web Components with clicks instead of writing code manually in the application.
- The components run more smoothly without interrupting the browser while enhancing visual performance.
Components of Lightning Web Components
Lightning Web Component comprises of below-mentioned files :
HTML: HTML defines the structure for your component.
CSS: CSS provides a way to change the look, feel, and animation for your component.
Component Configuration File – This file supports metadata for Salesforce that includes the design configuration for components intended for use in Lightning App Builder.
Difference between Lightning Components and Lightning Web Components
|Lightning Components||Lightning Web Components|
|Developers must specialize in the Salesforce platform.||Support modern web standards, so developers don’t need to be proficient with Salesforce architecture.|
|Code reuse is supported.||Code reuse is supported.|
|It doesn’t support the unit testing framework.||It supports the unit testing framework for quality assurance.|
|Heavily dependent on the Aura framework for creation and execution. Not built on code that runs natively in browsers.||Natively supported in the browser as the application’s performance is faster.|
Lightning Web Components provide a layer of specialized Salesforce services on top of the core stack such as Base Lightning Components, Lightning Data Service, and User Interface API.
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