What is Salesforce Lightning?
For over 16 years, the look and feel of Salesforce has remained fairly consistent. In 2015, Salesforce began promoting its new platform – Salesforce Lightning. Although longtime users may have grown accustomed to the classic user interface, Salesforce has developed a modern UI that brings new features, increased productivity, faster deployments, and a seamless transition across desktop and mobile environments. For the past few years, Salesforce has been encouraging users to start taking advantage of Lightning. For those of you who are using Salesforce Classic and considering an upgrade to Lightning, we think that now is a great time to make the switch! Salesforce has made some significant investments in the Lightning platform and all the shiny new features going forward will be Lightning specific.
To improve the Salesforce experience and meet users’ needs, Salesforce asked users for feedback on the customer relationship management system. Many users agreed on one thing: They wanted a better and more modern user experience.
Lightning includes the Lightning Component Framework and some exciting tools for developers. Lightning makes it easier to build responsive applications for any device.
Lightning includes these technologies:
- Lightning components give you a client-server framework that accelerates development, as well as app performance, and is ideal for use with the Salesforce mobile app and Salesforce Lightning Experience.
- The Lightning App Builder empowers you to build apps visually, without code, quicker than ever before using off-the-shelf and custom-built Lightning components. You can make your Lightning components available in the Lightning App Builder so administrators can build custom user interfaces without code.
Using these technologies, you can seamlessly customize and easily deploy new apps to mobile devices running Salesforce.