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Getting Started: Developing Salesforce.com Lightning Components.

Red Argyle is at its core, a Salesforce partner that works with organizations leveraging the Salesforce.com platform to manage their business.  If Salesforce cannot do something natively, Red Argyle has worked with hundreds of organizations to extend Salesforce by doing development on the platform.  We frequently do this by developing within the Salesforce Lightning Component Framework.

If you have the skills on staff, you too can leverage the framework to do your own development. We have outlined a few things to get you started.

First, the good news, Salesforce.com continues to innovate around how the platform can be extended and they continue to enhance the Lightning Component Framework.  The Lightning Component framework is a UI specifically for developing single-page web apps for mobile and desktop devices.

There are two programming models: Aura Components and Lightning Web Components.  The Lightning Web Components are based on custom HTML elements, built using HTML and JavaScript.  Both Aura Components and Lightning Web Components can co-exist and interoperate on a page.

Here are the benefits of the Lightning Component Framework:

  • Out-of-the-box Components
  • Rich Component Ecosystem
  • Fast Development
  • Device-aware and Cross Browser Compatibility

If you are just getting started with the Lightning Framework you may find the following helpful.

We hope our little guide gets you off to a good start. But, if you find yourself a bit over your head, feel free to contact us. ¬†We are happy to work with you to extend the Salesforce.com platform for your organization’s specific needs.